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Sinagoga

Calle de los Judios 20, 14004 Cordoba, Spain
957-20-29-28
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Ranked #30 of 62 Attractions in Cordoba
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The synagogue of Cordoba, located in the heart of the Jewish quarter, is really beautiful and charming. The state of preservation is good enough, considering that the temple was built more than 700 years ago. However if you want to know more about the Jewish in Cordoba and its history, I recommend you buying a book before because there is... More

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Tiny little synagogue hidden in the back alleys of the Juderia. One of only 3 left in Spain with the other two in Toledo. The walls coverings were found within the last 100 years when the building was rediscovered after Jews kicked out in 15th century. Even the little women's balcony is beautiful and everything is tiny. The entry is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife is Jewish and since there are only 3 remaining synagogue in Spain and we had seen the other 2 in Toledo we had to go. Real hard for us to find because our map did not show way from Mezquita. It should have been easy. Ask. In any case, small Temple very plain but we were both glad... More

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Windermere, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Visited yesterday. Nearby is the Sefarad museum. Seen together tells the whole story. The staff at the museum are very knowledgeable.

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Bronx, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We tried to go to the synagogue while we were in Cordoba, but according to the sign posted it is closed until late September 2014 for restoration work.

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Gibraltar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's moving to see one of very few signs of the past prosperous jewish life in Cordoba.Unfurtunately, the synagogue is not active anymore and other than the relifs and the verses of the old testament on the walls, no interior element or sacral elements survived, which is very sad. e careful, closed on mondays, we were very lucky that someone... More

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Small and modest, especially in comparison with the Christian and Moslem buildings nearby, and poignantly eloquent of the community that once worshipped here. Outside there's a statue of the mediaeval Jewish Cordoban Maimonides, philosopher, doctor and one of the greatest scholars of his day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Not sure about all the negative reviews. Sure, there could be more exhibits and historical explanations, but you could say the same about the Mezquita (perhaps more so). It's a small space, and can be viewed in 15 minutes or less. There are signs in clear English explaining the restored Hebrew carvings on the wall. It's definitely worth a visit... More

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Looe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is an interesting visit - not only in itself as an ancient synagogue, but in its position in the history of Cordoba. An example of how tolerant and cultured the city was almost a millennium ago.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had already visited the other 2 of the 3 surviving Synagogues in Spain in Toledo. This one is smaller and less well preserved, but with beautiful Hebrew stucco walls. Definitely worth a visit while strolling the Jewish quarter.

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