Best tour of Jewish Toldeo

Feb 14th, 2018, 04:14 PM
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Best tour of Jewish Toldeo

I am hearing that Toledo offers the best information for Jewish history. Is there a group tour company recommended and is a tour of Toledo needed?
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Feb 14th, 2018, 05:35 PM
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Santa Marķa la Blanca, Ancient Synagogue of Jewish quarter of Toledo
There is lots of info online. The history of Toledo is amazing. There was such incredible cooperation between people of all faiths at one time. The building of the synagogue is a beautiful example of that. I am sure you could take a tour, but I usually remember more if I read a lot ahead of time so I am already knowledgeable about what I will see. The cathedral is also one you will never forget.
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Feb 14th, 2018, 10:11 PM
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I didn't take a tour, but whether you do or not, you might want to read Maria Rosa Menocal"s very informative book, The Ornament of the World. It focuses on Cordoba, but also covers Toledo....
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Feb 15th, 2018, 12:49 AM
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We did a day tour to Toledo (from Madrid) with "Madrid day Tours".
Here is the link: https://www.madriddaytours.com/
We hired a car and driver without a guide.
The driver was great and as good as any guide.
We enjoyed the visit to Toledo very much.
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Feb 15th, 2018, 05:42 PM
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Toledo is a nice day trip from Madrid. I've been to Toledo twice without a formal tour. The first time on my own, I read a bit beforehand and followed maps to the Jewish quarter. For some reason, the Synagogue was closed. Someone had told me to ride the street choo-choo, but I passed.

The second time I went I played tour guide for Texasbookworm. We rode the choo-choo and I was glad we did. It provides a quick orientation and scenic views that we would have missed otherwise. We also were able to get into the Synagogue.
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Feb 15th, 2018, 05:58 PM
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BTW, another Spanish town with a rich Jewish heritage is Girona. During the 12th and 13th centuries it was the center for Kaballah. Today there are remnants in the area named The Call.
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