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Caleros synagogue


Basic Information

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

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 39.8573,-4.0269


Caleros synagogue is first mentioned in a document dated 1355. Having disappeared very suddenly, the synagogue site is conserved at Marrón square which has existed since the 15th century.

It is likely that just like the other synagogues of Toledo, the Caleros synagogue suffered the effects of the anti-Jewish movement of 1391. Abandoned in the late 14th century or slightly later, it was not mentioned again until 1418.In 1448 the synagogue is a house owned by the Archdeacon of Niebla who, since 1434, gradually acquired houses in this district for his assets, a quarter of which was bought by Juan de Silva, the Count of Cifuentes in 1460

The main house of the Count of Cifuentes, called «de los sennores Reyes» in the second half of the 15th century where the monarchs would be lodged in the second half of said century and even during the following century, took up a large block in the area where Caleros lean-to is situated. On the other side of the lean-to at the corner of Caleros street with the lean-to of San Pedro Mártir was the «accessory» house, deriving from the merger of three small houses.In front of the gate of the main house of the count of Cifuentes a square was opened in the final quarter of the 15th century on the plot of the synagogue since the latter had disappeared owing to ruin or intentional destruction

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