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Former synagogue


Basic Information

Location Leon, Spain
Country Spain
City Leon
Address Leon, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 42.5961,-5.5672


The synagogue of León had been situated in Santa Cruz street and some have said it was located in Fernández Cadórniga street.Justiniano Rodríguez Fernández in his work The Jewish quarter in the city of León rebuffed these opinions and demonstrated that in 1344 (and perhaps seventy year before) the Jewish Synagogue adjoined houses which looked out onto the street which went from Cal de Moros (the present Misericordia street) to Misteo The Chapter Acts of the cathedral of León prove that in January 1423 the Chapterhouse was managing the exchange of its houses with other which the scribe Alonso Fernández owned in Cal de Moros where the Jews had the synagogue

The Jewish synagogue was situated at Cal de Moros and it remained there on October 27th 1375 according to a document with this date which mentions the Jewish house of prayer which is near the Puerta de Cal de Moros (Moor Street Gate)

After the expulsion, the synagogue was donated by way of a document dated September 14th 1495 by the Catholic Monarchs to the monastery of Sant Esidro and its abbey and must have been converted into the Santo Cristo hermitage

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