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Segovia Jewish Tour

Tour Description

By definition, the Sephardi Jew is the Jew who descended from the Iberian Peninsula including the territory of Portugal.  There are many cities in Spain, including Toledo, famously known for where the Jews settled and made a prosperous life until their expulsion in the 15th century. Most visitors  don´t think of coming to Segovia to discover the Jewish heritage. Contrary to that thought, there is much to discover when looking for Jewish roots in this region and the Segovia Jewish Tour will help unfold the mysteries of this beautiful city and it´s Sephardic traditions.

 Representing a short trip from Madrid, whether by train or car,  Segovia is a great way to spend a day out if you feel like enjoying more nature and the hidden Gems of the Jewish population that resided here, how they lived and the customs they celebrated. In Segovia, there once existed as many as 5 synagogues and today, only one remains.  The good news is that it is accessible to visit when you take a guided tour with Letango.

This is where our tour will begin, with the Corpus Christy Convent, which was the main synagogue built by Muslim Masons.  We will walk the narrow streets of the former Jewish Quarter.  We will talk about the powerful families and their history of conversion upon the expulsion of the Catholic Monarchs.  Our guide will be indicating many other   important points of interest like the 2000 year old Roman Aqueduct. We will also have the opportunity to view the Jewish Cemetery from the hill. 

  • Guide and Map with marked itinerary
  • Explore Abraham Senneor, Torre de Arias Davila (Former Jewish Family), other Jewish landmarks.
  • Breathtaking 2000 year old Roman Aqueduct
  • Fairytale Alcazar Palace in Segovia that inspired Walt Disney
  • Magnificent Gothic Cathedral from the outside

    Meeting point, front door of the office of tourism next to Aqueduct

    • Plaza de Azoguejo
    • Aqueduct
    • Calle Juan Bravo (the commercial street lots of shops)
    • Plaza de San Martin
    • Synagogue, Jewish quarter, Abraham Seneor house.
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Cathedral
    • Alcazar

      This is a summarised itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours.

      As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our guide customise it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. We would need to know in advance. Ie: If you would like to try a kosher cuisine in Segovia, we can arrange that.

      Duration: 3h
      Start: Typically 10:30am, Best Tuesday through Sunday, Synagogue is closed on Tuesday and Friday.
      Start point: Front door of the Tourism office next to the Aqueduct

      *Weekend or holidays: This tour carries a surcharge of $40 on Weekends or Spanish holidays as the local guides charge more at this time. 

      Optional for this tour:
      We can book a traditional lunch or a Jewish lunch (non Kosher) at our favorite places.
      Entrances to Synagogue.

      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. Thank you.

      The presence of Jews dates back to the 11th Century.  Their primary trade was commerce, textiles and tanning.  Their industry did so well that the population prospered immensely and their taxpaying contribution to the Royalty was significant. Between the 13th and 15th centuries, Segovia was the birthplace of many scholars and there resided some prominent families and leaders of the community that would not only influence the Jewish community but would play an influence on decisions made by royalty that would affect the future of Spain.  It is well known that these educated men often had the ear of royalty all the way up until their expulsion in 1492 under the Catholic Monarchs. Abraham Senior was a senior advisor to the Queen and helped negotiate the wedding between Queen Isabel of Castille and King Ferdinand of Aragon.

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      Group Size:
      $345.00

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