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CASA DE SEFARAD - The ONLY PLACE In Spain To Know What The INQUISITION Was

I visited with my family Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada in February-March 2018. All 3 cities are well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mlachter
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Fascinating museum in beautiful house

This is a very well-done museum of Jewish life and contribution to Cordoban life before the 1492... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lyndle
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my family Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada in February-March 2018. All 3 cities are well prepared to welcome tourists interested in knowing the history of Andalusia. Besides visiting the beautiful cathedral-mosques and Alcazares of the region, I have a special interest in knowing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear friend, thank you very much for your visit and generous and extent review. We can add very litlle to what you've written. Kind regards, Esther Sánchez Casa de Sefarad Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to visiting this museum, especially as the synagogue was closed on the day we visited (a Monday). This place does serve an important role in educating the general population about the Sephardic Jews who lived in Spain and contributed so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear friend, we are sorry you felt disappointed. We have guided tours in different languages, sometimes including singing, but it is normally necesary to book them in advance, so we can properly organize our schedules. It is true that our Jewish objects are not coming...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very well-done museum of Jewish life and contribution to Cordoban life before the 1492 expulsion. We spent over an hour here, reading all the displays and admiring the building and artifacts. I would have liked to know more about the probable function...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Lyndie, thank you very much for your visit and positive review. We know very little on the house origins, only that was built during the first half of the 14th Century, when this was the Jewish Quarter. It is true that it is almost...More

Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

The museum is small, but filled with lots of valuable information. It taught me more about the inquisition and life of Sephardic Jews than I had known before. During our visit, one of the tour guides sang songs in ladino and other languages, which was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

Dear friend, thank very much for your visit and positive review. We have much more information and plans than space, as you say. We are very glad you could listen our guide Alex singing, listening our Jews' music alive again in Cordoba is very moving....More

Reviewed January 4, 2019

Interesting displays on two floors, most items seem to be 19th century forward rather than pre Inquisition. Perhaps not worth a separate trip other than someone specifically interested in the topic, but it's in old town so not out of the way, and give a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

Dear friend, thank you very much for your visit and review. The Jewish objects from our collection come from different Sephardic communities over Europe and the Mediterranean world (Morocco, Tunis, Italy, Egipt, Turkey, Greece, Bosnia i Hercegovina, Amsterdam) between the 18 and 20 centuries. In...More

Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Very important to visit and understand the history and culture of the Jews in Spain. A must see, especially since the synagogue is a bit disappointing. Combine this with the Inquisition house just a few 100 meters away and you will get a picture you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2018

Dear friend, thank you very much for your visit and review. We are glad you've discovered something of interest on the very important issue of Jewish history and culture in Spain history. Kind regards Esther Sánchez Casa de Sefarad Manager

Reviewed November 29, 2018

We just returned from a 1 month trip thru Portugal and Spain. Cordoba was an absolute must to see. The Casa de Sefarad and the Synagog across the street were unexpected highlights after the Mezquita. The curator was super friendly and informative and had a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Dear friend, thank you very much for your visit and wonderful review. We are specially glad to be an unexpected discovery. We love to be a surprise within a tour. Kind regards, Esther Sánchez Casa de Sefarad Manager

Reviewed November 25, 2018

Right across from the synagogue, this museum is worth visiting, particularly if you know little of the history of Jews in Spain. One of the staff members performed a number of Sephardic songs and that added immensely to our visit.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Dear friend, thank you very much for your visit and positive review. We are glad you enjoyed so much our Museum and had the chance to listen Alex' songs (He is the only staff member able to sing, at least, nicely). Music it's a very...More

Reviewed November 23, 2018

The synagogue was STILL closed for renovation so we decided to stop here as a consolation prize. All five of us actually enjoyed this small museo......and the guy who took our 4 euro each was VERY personable.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Dear friend, thank you for visiting us and for your review. I'm glad to tell you that the Synagogue is finally open. We hope you'll have the chance to visit Cordoba again and see it. Kind regards, Esther Sánchez Casa de Sefarad Manager

Reviewed November 23, 2018

Most of the information in this museum is in Spanish and only a small portion is in English. There were some interesting artifacts here but nothing that really blows you away. If you are interested in Sephardic Jewish history then it may be worth a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Dear friend, we have all the information in English, although in one of the rooms, tha Inquisition one, is not on the walls in pannels, but provided in sheets. It is true our collection it is not amazing, as it doesn't contain antique objects made...More

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Rosaa_08
October 24, 2018|
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Response from Casa de Sefarad C | Property representative |
Hello Rosa, we are glad you've thought of us preparing your visit to Cordoba. The entrance fee is 4€ or 3€ for adults. We open everyday between 11 to 18 but on Sundays, when we close at 14:30. Kind regards and see you... More
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Carly M
December 22, 2015|
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Hi. We were there on Sunday June 28, 2015 @ 11:00 AM and the guided tour (at no extra charge) began @ 12:00. It was opened then, from 10:00 to 18:00 Monday through Saturday and 11:00 through 14:00 on Sundays. You can... More
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Carolyn H
Kingston, Canada
attractions and restaurants (2 Replies)
How do I find out what is open on Sunday evening (Sept 4, 2011) and Monday (Sept 5, 2011)? When I'm looking on the internet at various attractions and places to eat, very few indicate days of week / hours of operation. We will be arriving at our hotel 1800 hrs on Sept. 4. and would like to attend Tablao Flamenco Cardenal that night, and Mezquita de Cordoba on Monday. Are they open on those days? ?Casa de Sefarad ? Casa Andalusi Thank you for any help provided.
August 25, 2011|
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Carolyn: Restaurant hours are 1 pm to 4 pm, 8 pm to midnight.
familyoffourMA
Miami, Florida
How much time should we allot to the Mesquita? (2 Replies)
We are only in Cordoba for the day, and trying to figure out if we have enough time for a 2 hour walking tour, followed by a visit to the Mesquita, a walk around the Juderia with visit to the Sinagoga and perhaps Casa de Sefarad in one day. How much time, without rushing would you allot to properly see the Mesquita?
February 02, 2012|
Response fromNurioopta|
A couple of hours will give you time to experience and enjoy the Mesquita.
Marinam0306
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
finalising a day trip to Cordoba (5 Replies)
Hi, I selected the places I want to visit in my a day visit of Cordoba and I put them in 2 categories - "a must" and "optional", The order of the "must" group is according the time of my intended visit. Could you please advise whether I selected the most important places and I allocated enough time to visit them. What out of "optional" group is of more importance? I might still have a bit of time to visit one of them in the evening and another during the day: Must Palacio de Vianas...More
April 08, 2016|
Response fromjosebenjamin|
You have certainly selected the "must see" places well, but I believe you will need more time to visit and enjoy the Alcazar, The Viana Palace (Rooms and gardens), and the Mezquita. I would leave out the Chapel of San Bartolome, it is difficult to find and not that attractive. Make sure you take some time to walk around the old quarter of Cordoba, all round the "Juderia", the Roman bridge and perhaps the Royal Equestrian School, next to the Alcazar.