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Cordoba Jewish Quarter (Judería de Córdoba)
Cordoba Jewish Quarter (Judería de Córdoba)

Cordoba Jewish Quarter (Judería de Córdoba)

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Barrio Judío 14001, Cordoba , Spain

The Basics

During the Moorish Caliphate (the period of Islamic rule over Spain, which ended in 1031), the Jewish community flourished as Córdoba became a center for commerce, prosperity, education, and religious tolerance. But in 1492, during the Spanish Inquisition, Jewish people were expelled from Spain, their neighborhoods becoming cultural relics. Córdoba's Jewish Quarter's retains its synagogue, one of just three in Spain that survived the Inquisition and the only one in Andalusia.

Also located in the barrio's small streets is Casa Sefarad, a project dedicated to preserving and haring Judeo-Spanish history. While wandering the area, also keep an eye out for the statue of Maimonides, the famous Jewish doctor and philosopher, and peruse the neighborhood’s renowned jewelry and silversmith shops. Guided walking tours of Córdoba typically include a stroll through the city’s Jewish Quarter.

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Cordoba Day Trip from Seville
Cordoba Day Trip from Seville
$137.92 per adult
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An excellent tour, Very comfortable your journey, Very good bus, Magnificent tour guides Very well explained every place we visited I recommend it 100 by 100
Jorge_D, Mar 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Cordoba

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This tour is awesome
Sfamily, Feb 2020
Cordoba Jewish Tour
Gershon was amazing, incredibly knowledgeable and funny. We learned about both the history and the present. His tour was one of the highlights of our ten day trip.
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Very informative tour
kcb1969, Feb 2020
Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
Olivia was a fantastic guide, her knowledge was seriously impressive and her command of English - even our humour was super. We wouldn’t have understood the significance of a lot if the history without her, if we could personally recommend her we would she is a credit to you
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Great Experience
jpraskey, Feb 2020
Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
Our tour guide Fatima was excellent. Very knowledgeable and answered all questions with patience and attention to detail.
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Angel was a good guide
dianesaldick, Feb 2020
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
Angel was knowledgeable and personable. He clarified the various layers of Cordoba history without being text book.
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Excellent tour
Reem A, Jan 2020
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
The tour was excellent, our tour guide “Angel” was great and very knowledgeable, I highly recommend this tour
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Tour could have better content
Toly V, Oct 2019
Mosque of Cordoba, Jewish Quarter & Synagogue DayTrip from Seville
The tour guide Christina was excellent, but we are not very happy with the content of the tour. We spent more time in Alcazar, which is much less interesting than in Sevilla, than in Mosque, which is the main Cordoba attraction.
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Excellent tour.
SusanW44, Oct 2019
Mosque of Cordoba, Jewish Quarter & Synagogue DayTrip from Seville
On time pick up from our hotel as described. Guide on bus was talkative and friendly. Guide in Cordoba was excellent and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
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Perfect guided tour
lm25601, Dec 2019
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
The tour was perfectly organised by Viator starting right on time. Our guide, Cristina, did a marvellous job, taking us around the Judería and into the synagogue ending up in the mosque-cathedral. Than you again Cristina and Viator. We got really value for our money.
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Just Amazing
Grace F, Oct 2019
Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
Our guide was Anna, loves what shes doing ,and very upbeat. Enjoyed every minute of the tour, if you are in Cordoba do not miss this tour. The history lesson is almost more then you can take in on one visit.
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Not to be missed
VicTraveller07, Sep 2019
Mosque of Cordoba, Jewish Quarter & Synagogue DayTrip from Seville
The Mosque/Cathedral is extremely impressive. Its history is even more interesting. Our guide Christina was very knowledgeable and fluent in English. The Alcazar gardes were very beautiful. Make sure you take this day trip
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Angel is Fantastic
Tour587309, Aug 2019
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
Angel took us through time and is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He put history to life and made it fun and interesting (for 1 boy and 1 teenager) as well as their parents. The tour has wowed us and we will have great memories of the city as well as the anecdotes.
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cordoba mosque
Cathy B, Oct 2019
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
what an amazing place it is huge great architecture. angel was our guide-he was very informative great history of the mosque and jewish quarter. at the mosque, we picked up another group making our group way to large for the immense crowds that were there-it was hard to hear even with the ear pieces in and angel walked fast without a sign so it was easy to lose him. the crowding and process to get in were awful-push and shove. once in it was ok since the place is huge. I would rethink the time -we started at 1215-lots of people. nice place though

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The neighborhood is mostly confined to the streets of Tomas Conde, Judíos, and Plaza Juda Leví.

  • Museo Taurino de Córdoba (the bullfighting museum) is also located in the Jewish Quarter,

  • Shop for souvenirs, as well as handmade fabrics, pottery, and leather goods in this area.

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How to Get There

The Jewish Quarter is situated just to the north and west of the Mezquita, reaching as far west as Puerta de Almodovar, and east to Calle El Rey Heredia. Córdoba is about a 41-minute train ride or a little more than a 1.5-hour drive from Seville. Guided day trips from Seville are available and include round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

This neighborhood is the most visited in Córdoba, so expect big crowds during tourist season and on the weekends. In May, the city also hosts the Cruces de Mayo (May Crosses) Festival, followed by the Patio Festival, and then the Córdoba Festival. During this time, the city is decked out with festive decorations, making it a popular time to visit.

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The Synagogue of Córdoba

Located in the center of the Jewish Quarter, the former synagogue now serves as a museum, offering a look at the Jewish culture’s impact on Spanish history. The interior features walls with intricate Hebrew inscriptions, scalloped archways, and Mudejar plasterwork. This is a must-see when visiting Córdoba, and is typically included on walking tours of the city.

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