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Jewish Toledo Tour 

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The charming tangle of steep streets making up the Jewish quarter transports visitors to the Jewish Toledo of the Middle Ages. Visit its two synagogues and the Sephardic Museum, listen to its legends and discover the customs of the Sephardic Jews.

The route begins in the famous Plaza de Zocodover, the city's nerve centre for most of its history, when it was the main square or Plaza Mayor. It has been the local meeting place since medieval times. The visit continues through the maze of narrow streets, where hundreds of years of history within the old walls can be plainly seen, until we reach the Synagogue of el Tránsito, which now houses the Sephardic Museum.

Then we we move on to the Inquisition museum where you'll have the oportunity to observe the exhibition of "Ancient Instruments of Torture" divided into five thematic sections which will offer you a brilliant visual tour into the history of one of the most feared courts of history: the Inquisition.

Continuing through the Jewish Quarter, visitors reach the Synagogue of María la Blanca in the heart of the former Aljama of the city of Toledo. It was built in the late 12th century and received its present name when it was converted into a church of the Order of Calatrava in the early 15th century. It is now a house-museum and hosts cultural events and meetings.

Finally, the last part of the route takes us to a large medieval gate called Puerta del Cambron (Jewish Gate) which leads to the jewish part of the city surrounded by the Tagus River. At this point, from the top of the hill you get a splendid bird's-eye view of the ancient jewish cementary.
After the visit in Toledo, we go back to Madrid for the dinner in the kosher restaurant of the city.

If the customer wishes also to visit Madrid, optionally we could arrange a tour the next day or within the afternoon of the same day. This includes the most significant point of Madrid like Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, Jardines de Sabatini, Plaza de Espana, Mercado de San Miguel and some more….

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