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“Deeply moving” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sinagoga

Sinagoga
Calle de los Judios 20, 14004 Cordoba, Spain
957-20-29-28
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Ranked #26 of 54 Attractions in Cordoba
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Ancona, Italy
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“Deeply moving”
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.

Visited November 2013
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“A great quick stop”
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 if you're walking through the old Jewish Quarter, certainly more so than some of the touristy shops selling refrigerator magnets.

My wife and I thought it was great and would recommend it to others.

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“Interesting - as much in its history and what it says about ancient Cordoba”
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.

Visited November 2013
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“A small gem”
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.

Visited October 2013
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“Good, but it could be better”
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 this attraction have represented in Jewish-Spanish history.

Visited November 2013
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