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Casa de Sefarad

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Address: Calle Judios S/N | Frente a la Sinagoga, 14004 Cordoba, Spain
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+34 957 42 14 04

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Educational displays of Jewish life in Spain leading up to 1492

Although the museum is small, the exhibits are very tasteful and impactful -- we especially appreciated the overview of Maimonides' life and his extraordinary works of that time... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the museum is small, the exhibits are very tasteful and impactful -- we especially appreciated the overview of Maimonides' life and his extraordinary works of that time; and learning of the very short era of tolerance among Spanish Jews, Muslims and Christians before the persecution of both Jews and Muslims and the subsequent expulsions. I studied the history long... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Casa de Sefarad at the end of the day. They provided a ton of history on Jew in Spain. The history is very interesting and worth taking the time to learn about.

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you very much for your visit and positive valoration. We do our best to be a place that worht the visit and shows a different view of Jewish and Spanish history and culture. Best regards, Esther Sánchez Casa de Sefarad Manager More 

france
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to learn what judaism brought to Spain in the same time they were muslims in Andalusia and before they were expelled from Spain and left for Amsterdam or Turkey or Marocco as the famous Maimonides

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you very much for your visit and positive valoration. We appreciate you have such a good opinion on our Museum. We work every day to recover and share the forgotten memory of our Jews. Kind regards Esther Sánchez Casa de Sefarad Manager More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

I really loved this museum. The guy at the ticket counter told me it would take around half an hour, but I could easily spend an hour there. The exhibition guides you through the history and daily life of the Jews living in Cordoba, but also educates about judaism in general, their customs and beliefs. There are many pieces on... More 

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you very much for visiting us and for your positive valoration. We are really glad you had spent such a long time, we do really appreciate when our visitors take time enough to make a calm visit. It is a pity indeed it is not possible to show any jewish remain from Cordoba, beyond the XIVth Century... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

I found it somewhat disappointing and not a place that provided me with a great deal of information about the life of the Jews in Cordoba. Make a better use of your time.

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you for visiting us. We are sorry you did not find the Museum interesting, as most of our visitors do. It is true that, although we have a gallery on Cordoba's jewish quarter and another on Maimonides/RaMbaM, born in Cordoba, the Musem it is not focused in Cordoba jews alone, but in the general memory of judaism... More 

Skillman, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

If you are unfamiliar with Jewish traditions you will find this museum very informative. However, if you are knowledgeable about Jewish traditions you might find the museum disappointing. It appeared to me almost all of artifacts were not from Andalusia but North Africa. I was hoping for more from the Cordoba and surrounding areas. Maybe they do not exist as... More 

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you for your visit and review. You are partially right, not a single jewish object in our museum is made in Andalusia before 1492 (And we don't claim they are). There is a very good reason for it. Almost nothing has survived after the expulsion and the Inquisition persecution. Not only in Cordoba or Andalusia, in the... More 

Algiers, Algeria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Must see if you want to learn how was the Jewish leaving in Andalusia. There are no audio guides but you can have a kind of written guide of their history, cuisine, clothes, etc

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you very much for your visit and review. We, in Casa de Sefarad, bet for a slow, more thoughtful aproach to memory. In a world living too fast we want Casa de Sefarad to be a calm place. Kind regards, Esther Sánchez More 

Mosselbaai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Explains a lot about the difficult life of the Jews in this part of the world. The Spanish Inquisition did an effective but horrible job...

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Casa_de_Sefarad, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear friend, Thank you very much for your visit and positive review. We work every day to recover the forgotten memory of this part of spanish and jewish cultures and history and how it was almost completely destroyed through centuries of hate and persecution. Kind regards, Esther Sánchez More 

Jerusalem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The visit to this small "museum" was short and somewhat disappointing. Personally I was interested in gaining knowledge on the subject of inquisition and the expelling of the Muslim and Jewish populations but that part of the exhibit had only Spanish text.

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Casa_de_Sefarad, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear friend, First of all, we will like to thank your visit to our museum. Secondly, maybe there was some kind of misunderstanding because we provide every English-speaking visitor with a two-pages document with the English translation for the Inquisition room. If you are interested in that document, please, write us to casadesefarad@hotmail.com and we will be very pleased of... More 

Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Although we knew very little about Sephardic Jews, we were entertained (we were lucky enough to visit just before the singer started), and informed by this interesting little museum). The curators were helpful and happy to answer our questions.

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