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Santo Tomé District

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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 39.8569,-4.0281


Summary

Commercial, noisy, rife with monuments and historic, but also tourist and gastronomic references, Santo Tomé street is not only the centre of the Santo Tomé district, but also one of the main thoroughfares of the Jewish quarter.

The Santo Tomé district was a well-to-do Jewish area where Christians lived too. It encompassed a large part of Santo Tomé street, the current Conde square and the first part of Alamillos and San Juan de Dios streets. In documents from the 15th century the main gate of the Jewish quarter in this district is mentioned.

The church of Santo Tomé where the mythical painting by El Greco El entierro del Señor de Orgaz (The burial of the Count of Orgaz) is on display or the San Antonio convent at whose reception you can buy delicious sweets, are two major references on this street into which some alleys flow like Campana or Soledad which lend us some idea of the way in which the Jewish labyrinth was organized around the main streets of madinat al-Yahud.


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