Sephardic Museum

Local nameMuseo Sefardí
LocationToledo, Spain

The Museo Sefardí, in Toledo, Spain, occupies the former convent of the Knights of Calatrava, annexed to the Synagogue of El Tránsito. It shows historical, religious aspects and of the customs of the Jewish past in Spain, as well as of the Sephardim, the descendants of the Jews who lived in the Iberian peninsula until 1492.

In 1964, it was decided that the Synagogue of El Tránsito or synagogue of Samuel ha-Leví be the seat of the Sephardic Museum, which aims to preserve the legacy of Hispanic-Jewish and Sephardic culture to be integrated as an essential part of Spanish Historical Heritage, task that plays until the present time. In accordance with Royal Decree 1305/2009, of July 31, creating the Spanish Museum Network, the Museo Sefardí is one of the National Museums owned and managed by the State, attached to the Ministry of Culture.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sephardic_Museum

Official website http://museosefardi.mcu.es/

Email museo.msefardi@mcu.es

Phone +34 925223665

Address Calle de Samuel Leví, s/n, 45002 Toledo, Spain

Coordinates 39°51'20.627" N -4°1'45.036" E

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