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“Too small to show what Jewish life in Seville was really like.”

Centro de Interpretacion Juderia de Sevilla
Ranked #14 of 266 things to do in Seville
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Owner description: A center of interpretation dedicated to explaining the history of the Jewish quarter of Seville, its history and cultural achievements. Enjoy ours walking tours "Begins with a visit to the exhibition of the Center of approximately 40 minute in which the goal is to come to a historic understanding of the plight of the Jews in Seville (massacre of 1391, inquisition, expulsion, etc.) Through primary source documents from the inquisition, two statutes of the "blood cleansing," a painting by Joaquin Turina and Areal about the expulsion of the Jews of Seville, a masterpiece and gem of the exhibition. Then, for an hour and 20 minutes, there will be a walk around the most interesting points of the biggest neighborhood of Jewry in all of Spain (remnants of walls, synagogues, the cemetery, Verde street, which is where the massacre of 1391 occurred, ancient ritual baths of Mikue, etc.)"
Reviewed December 8, 2014

The museum is unusually small. It cannot possibly reflect the rich history of sephardic jews living in Andalusia. Books were written on this subject and the museum has a dozen or two of exhibits at best. Very limited as far as the information is concerned. However, maybe that is the whole point in a way: there are about fifty Jewish families currently residing in the entire city of Seville, a tiny fraction of a community that once existed. So while small and limited, every effort is appreciated. Hopefully the museum will grow.

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Reviewed November 13, 2014

The signs of the Jewish presence in Seville, as in much of Spain, have been largely obliterated. This is a new museum that is trying to memorialize what is available. The museum itself has not much to display - this is a sad commentary on the success that Spain has had in trying to obliterate the presence of Jews in Spain.
We were unable to take the walking tour at the scheduled time. The young man who lead the tour offered to do the tour at a time convenient to us. We accepted his offer, and the tour was fascinating. Highly recommended.

1  Thank chmoss
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Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place was disappointing.

Not cheap entry fee and for what>very little to see!
Should be gratis!

I would NOT bother with this place.

1  Thank MDR_11
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Reviewed November 12, 2014

........but very, very few artifacts. It was overpriced @ €6.50 and grossly overpriced @ €22.00 if you took the guided tour. We were given a map and did the tour ourselves and saved enough for that evening's meal. Nice friendly staff but a disappointing display. Go to Cordoba if you want to see a great Jewish Sephardic museum.

1  Thank BerkoBoy88
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Reviewed September 19, 2014

I had reasonably good hopes that this would provide a good insight to the long history of the Jewish presence in Seville. Unfortunately I was left feeling fairly ripped off due to the very high price of the place, for the price you pay here - you can visit almost any other historical site in Seville and get hours and hours out of other experiences. Here you will pay a high price and maybe get around 30 minutes out of a very small room. It feels like a bit of a con to be honest.

The positive is that the girl working here, gives a very good overview of the history of the Jews in Seville and seemed to have a good knowledge, the descriptions placed along the walls that describe the experiences of different characters that have lived in Seville are all in English which is great. But the place is so small, the price too high and ultimately it's not worth it. The only place I visited in Seville that I felt that I should have skipped and spent my time elsewhere. Very disappointing considering the amount of Jewish history available to turn this place into something much greater than it is.

Not Recommended at all.

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