The Museo Sefardí preserves the legacy of the Spanish Jewish and Sephardic culture, which was an essential part of the heritage of Toledo, whose old city has been declared a World Heritage Site. The Museo Sefardí is located in an iconic building in Toledo’s Jewish quarters -the Synagogue of El Tránsito– founded by Samuel ha-Leví in the mid-14th century with the permission of Peter I of Castile.
Since then, historic changes have made this a living building in which each culture and generation has left its mark; from a synagogue it became a Christian temple, asylum, hospital, private home, chapel, army barracks, national monument and, finally, a museum. Its brick walls and wooden roof provided shelter for Jewish craftsmen, Muslim masons and Christian artisans, which perfectly sums up the cultural melting pot that was the town of Toledo. A walk through the Museum’s exhibition halls reveals the secrets of our least known heritage.
The Sephardic Museum considers integration into the cultural life of different groups a priority need. In this regard, the various actions have been directed to overcoming physical, sensory and intellectual barriers.
Thanks to all these efforts, the Museum has been awarded the Solidarity Award ONCE CLM 2011 .
HOW TO REACH
BUS: Lines 5 (Zocodover, from the bus and train stations), 6.1 and 6.2 (from the train
station), 11 and 12 (‘Circular’ in the old city).
PARKING: Santo Tomé public car park (C/ Santa Úrsula, 8), Recaredo car park (Paseo Recaredo, 22), Miradero public car park (C/ Gerardo Lobo, s/n) and Corralillo public car park (Cuesta de los Capuchinos, s/n).
GENERAL: 3 €.
REDUCED: 1,5 €.
FREE: Saturdays from 2:00 p.m., Sundays
and holidays: 18 April·18 May · 12 October ·
Reduced and free admission: Ask for further information at the Ticket Office.
Calle Samuel Levi, 2