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Toledo Jewish Tour

Tour Description

Home to one of the largest Jewish populations in Spain, Toledo offers an inside look at the important legacy the Jews left before their expulsion from Spain in 1492.  Join us on our Toledo Jewish Tour in this rare opportunity with our local guide trained in Jewish History to trace the long lineage of traditions, customs, influential people, and religion in this magical city regarded as one of the most important in preserving the jewels of the Sephardic memory and legacy.  While our tour is focused on the Sephardic history and customs, Toledo´s history is vast and all of our guides are trained to speak on an array of monuments, architecture and crafts.  We encourage you to enjoy all of the tradition and culture.

  • Private Guide  
  • Map with marked itinerary
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time
    • Visit the Jewish quarter, see the typical dwellings, dress and customs of Jewish people living in Toledo in the early centuries
    • Opportunity to see two important synagogues reflecting the Jewish worship practices and traditions of those times
    • Introduction to the influential leaders who played an important role in the lives of the Jews during their prominent period

        Meeting point Samuel Ha Levi´s statue in Jewish Qt.

        • Samuel Ha-Levi´s statue
          Paseo San Cristóbal
          Mirador de San Cristóbal
          Plaza del Conde
          Palacio de Fuensalida
          La Colación de Santo Tomé
          Calle de Santo Tomé
          Paseo por la zona comercial
          Plaza del Salvador
          Sinagoga del Marrón
          Plaza del Valdecaleros
          Calle de las Bulas (Sinagoga y midrash)
          Puerta del Cambrón
          Puente de San Martín
          Castillo Nuevo de los Judíos

          Meet your guide next to Samuel Ha-Levi´s statue, next to Transito Synagogue in the Jewish quarter.
          We recommend you take the train at 9:20am from Atocha Station in Madrid. You should buy your tickets ahead of time at any travel agency in the street or buy them from us.  Arrival to Toledo is 09:55.  You have the option of meeting your guide at the Train station to catch a cab and do a panoramic to see the viewpoints or you can meet in the Jewish Qt. at the statue of Samuel Levi at 10:45.

          This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours.This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. We would need to know in advance. Ie: If you are interested in buying some marzipan. 

          Duration: 3h
          Start:  10:00am or 10:45 
          Start point: Toledo Train station or the statue of Samuel Levi
          If your hotel is nearby and you prefer to be picked up, let us know when you book the tour. Note that the Transito Synagogue is closed on Mondays.

          *Weekend or holidays: This tour carries a surcharge of $40 on Weekends or Spanish holidays as the local guides charge more at this time. 

          Optional for this tour:
          We can combine this tour with a visit to a nearby winery or Olive Grove. Inquire if you are interested in making this a full day combined with La Mancha region. 

          Other information
          We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you

          For those who would like to learn more about Jewish Sephardic Heritage, Toledo represents a city with some of the most important examples of Jewish past that existed centuries ago. Our guided tour will take you back in time when Jewish life flourished and bustled in Toledo. With a background in Sephardic studies, your expert guide will unravel the story through explanation on some of the most important monuments, facts and dates on Jews who lived in this magical city. Bring your notepad as we will cover a lot of information leading you back to medieval times. We will stroll the Jewish Quarter and neighborhoods and even streets where many Jews had shops. We will talk about some prominent members of society, including physicians, rabbis, philosophers and poets, where they lived and the influence they had on Jewish Society as well as how they conducted their daily life with the Christians and Muslims living at that time. We will explore two of the most important synagogues one of which includes the wonderful Sephardic Museum. Finally, we will talk about the expulsion of the Jews, the beginning of the turmoil to the end and discuss where most of the Jews fled after they were expelled.

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