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Cordoba Jewish Tour

Tour Description

Our Cordoba Jewish tour will walk you back in time exploring the important Jewish heritage through the old Quarter and Synagogue that are still recognized to this day as some of the best preserved in all of Spain.  Our local guide will take you back time and paint a picture of the local life, customs and worship of the Jews living in Cordoba from the 11th and 12th centuries. You will earn an appreciation of how the Jews flourished and prospered with protection from the Moorish rulers who practiced religious tolerance among all three cultures living side by side at the time. 

  • Private Guide  
  • Map with marked itinerary
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time
    • A stroll through the famous Jewish Quarter of Cordoba
    • One of the last surviving synagogues from the early centuries in Spain
    • Jewish Sephardic museum talking about Jewish life in Cordoba
    • Recommendations on kosher restaurants, tapas bars, and how to make the most of your time in Cordoba

          Meeting point: Puerta del Perdon

          • Synagogue
          • Jewish Quarter
          • Casa de Sefarad Jewish museum

              This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. We would need to know in advance. Ie: If you are interested in seeing the Mosque or Mezquita, let us know and we can arrange that.

              Duration: 3h
              Start:  10:00 or 11:00 (start time depends on if you are taking a train from Madrid)
              Start point: Puerta del Perdon close to the Mosque

              *Weekends and holidays: There is a weekend and holiday surcharge of $35.  Local guides charge more when the tour lands on a weekend or holiday.

              Know that you should leave minimum a half hour to get from Train station Cordoba to meeting point.
              Know that if you are passing through with your luggage on to Seville, you can leave your luggage in a very dependable concierge just outside the Cordoba Train Station.  Very important: The Synagogue is closed on Monday.

              If you are staying in Cordoba, let us know your hotel and we will tell you if we can alter tour to start from your lobby.  It depends on how close it is to city center.

              Other information
              We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email.  

              To this day, Cordoba holds one of the largest and best preserved Jewish Quarters in Europe and was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1984. Jews have been an important part of Cordoba´s cultural mix since the 2nd century. During the middle ages, Córdoba was a Moorish capital displaying one of the most important and largest Mosques in Europe but also living at the time was a thriving Jewish population.

              While the rest of Europe lay in the dark ages, this splendid mecca of art and culture flourished, forging lasting links between east and west. During the 10th Century, it was known as an oasis of advanced civilization where scholars, poets, doctors, philosophers and mystics (many of them Jews) lived. Today the Judería offers a step back in time to Cordoba's golden age and the prosperity and religious tolerance that the Jews enjoyed while living among and under the rule of the Moors.

              Our Jewish Córdoba Guided Tour will explore this influential capital and center of government that was also a melting pot of Christian, Muslim and Jewish culture. You have the option of extending the tour by adding on the Mosque if you would like to see it with the guide. You can also request guiding in the Jewish Sephardic Museum. You can specify this option when signing up. During the 11th and 12th century, the Jews would reach their greatest point of prosperity, intellectual energy and well being advancing under the rule of the Caliphate at the time who recognized them for their many contributions to society. Today it is easy to get to Córdoba on the high-speed train from either Madrid or Sevilla, making a guided tour through the old historic center, 14th-century synagogue and extensive judería (Jewish quarter) just a couple of hours away. 

              Price per Group
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              Group Size:
              $345.00

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