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Former Sinagoga del Lomo (Lomo Synagogue)

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Former Sinagoga del Lomo (Lomo Synagogue)


Basic Information

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

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 40.6571,-4.6987


Some theories posit that the current Moses Rubí chapel was the former Main Synagogue, whilst other academics believe that the Main synagogue could be that of Lomo which was situated in the present Esteban Domingo street.

Documentary evidence pertaining to the synagogue place it in the late 15th century alongside the first incarnation convent, already converted into a church going by the name of Todos los Santos (All Saints).A Royal Decree issued in Madrid on December 6th 1495 by the Catholic Monarchs states that in 1482 doctor Pedro Sánchez Frías, the Chief Magistrate of the city, took possession after the segregation of the Jewish community to the Telares District in compliance with a decree by the Courts of Toledo in 1480, of certain synagogues which the Jews had in Ávila. And as the Lomo synagogue situated alongside the monastery of Saint Mary of the Incarnation was in ruins was used as a farmyard, they donated the temple to this convent at the behest of its Prioress, Catalina del Águila

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