Visitors record into the Toledo Sephardic Museum

sinagoga_del_transito7The Sephardic Museum received 41,072 more visitors in 2016 compared to the previous year.

The Toledo museum has the highest number of visitors last year, reaching a total of 322,317 visits, according to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport has published. This significant increase may be due to the increase in visitors that Toledo had last year, promoted, among other things, to have been the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2016.

His permanent exposition explains the history of the Jews in our country, from his arrival in the Roman peninsula to his expulsion in 1492 by the Catholic Monarchs, at which time the Sephardic Jewish community originated.

The museum is located in the Jewish Quarter of Toledo, in the Synagogue of Tránsito.
Among the sixteen museums managed by the General Subdirectorate of State Museums, under the Ministry, the figure of 2016 reflects that the visits were of 8.7% more, reaching 2.8 million visitors.

The most visited museum of the state network in 2016 was the National Archaeological Museum, with 507,253 visitors. It is placed on the podium despite the fact that, compared to the previous year, it has dropped by almost fifty thousand visitors. In addition, it is very difficult to return to achieve the figures of two years ago, when it reopened its doors to the public after being closed for remodeling. In only nine months it reached 768,836 visitors.

Second is the Sephardic Museum, followed closely by the Altamira Museum and the Museo del Greco (285,990 and 236,887 visitors, respectively).

The National Museum of Sculpture, which housed 33,308 new visitors in 2016, and the Museum of the Costume, with 29,766 more visitors, is the number of museums that have increased their visitors from one year to the next, behind the Sephardic Museum. .

In addition, in the main Spanish museums the number of visitors was increased in a generalized way with respect to the previous year. The Museo del Prado, Reina Sofia, Thyssen Bornemisza or Guggenheim, among others, closed the 2016 with more than 8.8 million visitors.

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