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Casa de Sefarad

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Address: Calle Judios S/N | Frente a la Sinagoga, 14004 Cordoba, Spain
Phone Number: 957 421404
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Best Jewish museum in Andalucía

This is a small but incredibly detailed museum that offered beautiful insights into Sephardi language, history, religion, and culture - as well as the persecution they faced in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Gortahork, Ireland
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Gortahork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a small but incredibly detailed museum that offered beautiful insights into Sephardi language, history, religion, and culture - as well as the persecution they faced in medieval and early modern Spain. I took a real interest in the Jewish history of Andalucía and visted a lot of sights relating to that subject in my travels. This was, hands-down,... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This modest museum splits its emphasis between depicting the life of Maimonides, one of Judaism's great theologians and physicians of the 12th century, and the everyday life of the Spanish Jewish community. Well-depicted exhibits of the Jewish Community's role in the area's prosperity, as well as the Inquisition which brought their presence to an end. Many of the customs from... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this gem of a museum whilst we were taking a walking tour of Cordoba and decided to have a look. The museum is devoted in the main to the life of Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (Maimonides) who lived in Cordoba in the 12th Century. There is a fascinating history of him alongside one of the synagogue (which... More 

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Tisovec, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tiny, but very well done museum as a tribute to the Jewish community that long vanished. Situated in a beautiful setting around a courtyard. It gives a lot of information about the subject, with a special focus on my favorite Jewish thinker Maimonides, so I really enjoyed it.

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Ratingen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Across from one of the only ancient synagogues left in the area (Spain !) the house and its contents try to express the co-existence of the people in the area + the inevitable breakdown around the Inquisition period.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This small museum highlights the significance and contributions of the Jewish (specifically Sephardic) community in Spain and the Mediterranean world more broadly. They do great work with limited material artifacts.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This small museum is full of interesting information about a subject I hadn't heard much about in Spain. It is a beautiful building that is fully stocked with well written information, both in in English and in Spanish. We took the guided tour and it was great. The guide is enthusiastic and respectful. He explains many interesting facts about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Cordoba was a city where religions lived in peace. And a important community was the Jewish one Casa de Sefarad will give you an insight in the life of the Jews in Cordoba and some understanding in what was the contribution of the Jews to the life of Cordoba.

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

This place has interesting dishes, costumes and Sabbath accessories from the Sephardi heritage. The two story house itself is in a perfect shape and bright with colors. Some of the rooms have English translations, but most do not. Interestingly, in one of the rooms, you can find the excerpts from Maimonides tractate about food diet - what is good and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

You need to visit La casa Sefarad to understand part of the Sefaradi Jews history. How it all started and later we were made to leave this wonderful place.

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