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

Cordoba Jewish Quarter (Judería de Córdoba)

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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Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
star-4.5
$40.24 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Highly recommended
The guide Angel was excellent, knowledgeable and personable. He was very organized and deliver the information effectively.
Tomoko_T, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cordoba

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Our guide, Anna is a...
IswatAbimbola_B, Nov 2021
Guided Tour of Monumental Cordoba: Jewish Quarter, Alcazar and Mosque
Our guide, Anna is a lovely open minded knowledgeable guide. It was a very enjoyable tour. Thanks 😊
star-5
Great walking tour
Stephen_M, Oct 2021
Guided Tour of Monumental Cordoba: Jewish Quarter, Alcazar and Mosque
The entire tour was very informative and interesting. The guide, Anna, was outstanding, and I would highly recommend her
star-4
Five stars to our guide
Jan_I, Oct 2021
Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
Our guide was fantastic his profession was archeoligist. The city of Cordoba is nice and we Will definitevely return to this place
star-5
Memorable trip
Helen_Z, Oct 2021
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
Guided tour was the best way to really appreciate the surrounding history. Our guide, Angel, was amazing!
star-5
Perfect tour for highlights
Razia_B, Oct 2021
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
The whole tour was historically interesting. The tourleader has lots of knowledge. I was onky one day in cordoba and after the tour in morning it was easy to spend time on other highlights.
star-5
An Absolute Must
Marc_L, Sep 2021
Cordoba Jewish Tour
Gerson is an excellent guide with a positively encyclopaedic knowledge of Jewish history in Spain generally and in Cordoba specifically. He shared a great deal of information which made the tour extremely interesting. This tour is an absolute must if you have any interest in Jewish history. Highly recommended.
star-5
Juan a knowledgable/ passionate tour guide
Sabrina_M, Sep 2021
Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
Juan was amazing. He is very knowledgable and we learned a lot from him. You can tell that he is very passionate about Andalusian history. Great tour and tour guide!
star-5
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.
star-5
Fascinating history and incredible beauty.
Marianne_B, Oct 2021
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
Very interesting and informative tour. Our guide Maki was very well informed and very good at steering us around queues and back ups.
star-4
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.
star-5
Excellent tour.
susan_w, 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.
star-5
The Mesquita is unique.
Douglas_C, Jun 2019
Private Tour of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
Rafael our guide was extremely knowledgable and explained the historical timeline of the evolution of the Mesquita (mosque, now cathedral) using his own great visual aides. Unlike many guides who simply give you the facts, Rafael made sure he put it all in context and the tour seemed like a flowing story rather than disjointed events. This is vital if a visitor wants to understand the Mesquita and Cordoba. If you get Rafael as a guide will not regret it .

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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