Sinagoga de Santa María la Blanca

13th century




This was once a synagogue in the medieval Jewish quarter of Toledo. The style is Mudéjar, evident primarily in the shape of the arches and in the ornamental horizontal moldings with geometrical knotted designs. In the mid-16th century this synagogue was transformed to a Christian church.
The simple interior is divided into 5 aisles with horseshoe arches.
 
The arches are supported by brick octagonal columns covered with cement and painted with limestone.



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