Museo Sefardí was created by Royal Decree in 1964 and housed in the Sinagoga
del Tránsito. It was opened to the public in 1971. Since then Spanish
museography has developed significantly through national reforms from 1986 to
1994 and from 2001 to 2003.
The synagogue was
built in the middle of the 14th century by Samuel Leví, a diplomat
and treasurer to King Pedro I. Due to various historical vicissitudes this
building became a church, the archive for two military orders, a simple place
of worship, a military barracks and last but not least, our Museo Sefardí.