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Sinagoga

Calle de los Judios 20, 14004 Cordoba, Spain
957-20-29-28
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Ranked #25 of 61 attractions in Cordoba
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Gibraltar
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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658 helpful votes 658 helpful votes
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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Washington, DC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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77 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
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70 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

It is a lifetime opportunity to visit a synagogue that survived during lots of centuries and it is still there almost intact. However, it would be better to have somebody there explaining the main facts about it. It was a free attraction, however, a paid ticket with a guide and a more organized service would be more respectful for what... More

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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a well visited attraction in Cordoba and it is free to enter if you are a citizen of the EU. It is also on the organised tour guide route so even in October we had to wait outside before being allowed in. When you go in there is a small patio entrance area then the Sinagoga itself, to... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This building was only rediscoverd as a synagogue in the last hundred years. One of only 3 synagogues still standing in all of Spain from before the Expulsion it was built in 1315. So if you are interested in this sort of thing it is a must to visit. Signposted once you are walking in the old Jewish Quarter. The... More

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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Before the christians murdered and genocided the Moors and the Jewish residents especially before the Inquisition of 1492, Spain was blooming. The christians came in and filth along with death and destruction was on Spain's plate. Here you will see photos and history of how Spain developed and what happened. Science, education, cleanliness went out the window. It is a... More

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Depok, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I was attending a congress in Granada and they arranged a tour to Cordoba. So, I thought I would only see historical mosque and church. This was really a bonus that our local tour guide brought us all to this remains of sinagoge which really looks like a mosque. The only part to confirm that this was a sinagoge is... More

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