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Arquillo del Judío (Small Arc of the Jew)

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Arquillo del Judío (Small Arc of the Jew)

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Location Toledo, Spain
Country Spain
City Toledo
Address Toledo, Spain

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Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 39.8576,-4.0307


Summary

Very near the confluence of Reyes Católicos and Ángel streets where the Sofer synagogue was situated (scribe), probably dated between the late 12th century and the early 13th (though solely documented as from the 14th century), is also the site of what is known as the Arquillo del Judío (small arch of the Jew), a passage which joined the districts of Assuica and Alacava, or Al-aqaba with the main Jewish quarter via the Travesía del Arquillo and which is said to have borne witness to the sale of the jewels of Queen Isabel the Catholic to finance Colombus´ American venture.

The small arch we can see today is not the original one.


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