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Former Sinagoga de Belforad (Belforad Synagogue)

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Former Sinagoga de Belforad (Belforad Synagogue)

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Location Avila, Spain
Country Spain
City Avila
Address Avila, Spain

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Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 40.6556,-4.6987


Summary

The Capilla de Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves (Chapel of our Lady of the Snows) on Reyes Católicos street, previously called Cal de Andrín street, was put up by the then vicereine of Sicily, María Dávila, on the plot which had previously accommodated the Ávila synagogue called Belforad. Popular tradition retained the name of the rabbi's house for the dwelling located on Las Nieves street (the current Synagogue Hostelry) and which was connected to the temple. The chapel interior is dominated by a wonderful alabaster relief, the work of Juan Rodríguez and Lucas Giraldo.


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