Everyone who visits Córdoba should stroll through the narrow streets, admire the courtyards and sit in the squares of La Judería de Córdoba, which is the most interesting neighborhood in the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is a place that must be visited without haste, it is the best way to enjoy every corner, the Jewish Quarter of Córdoba is the best preserved Jewish quarter in Europe, that is why it is a privilege to be able to walk its streets.
It is limited to the north by the Puerta de Almódovar and to the south by the Mezquita de Córdoba, the limit to the east would be the seat of the Episcopal Palace.
Today we want to give you some options so that your visit to the Jewish quarter does not miss its most emblematic sites.
What to see in the Jewish quarter of Córdoba
During the 13th and 15th centuries, La Judería de Córdoba is the neighborhood where they lived, which is why it is a must-see on any route through Córdoba.
The Jewish quarter was walled to control the Jews who lived inside and thus they protected themselves from Christian attacks.
For many centuries, the Jews who lived in Spain did so under the complicity of the Spanish Crown. History has not favored them, despite this they were a community that prospered and generated enormous economic benefits for Córdoba.
The Jewish quarter was in operation until the Catholic Monarchs ordered the expulsion of the Jews.
Option 1 Almodóvar Gate
The best way to start this walk to the Jewish quarter is to cross the old city wall through the Puerta de Almodóvar, this is one of the three gates that currently remain in the city, this is the oldest and the best preserved. of three.
Option 2 Synagogue, it is the most important temple in the Jewish quarter
Located very close to the Casa Andalusí and the Casa Sefarad we find the Synagogue, this is one of the most important temples to see in the Jewish quarter. It is the only Synagogue that has been preserved in Andalusia after the expulsion of the Jews in 1492.
This Synagogue of Córdoba is distributed on two floors, the ground floor is the access patio, the lobby and in front the prayer room, on the top floor we can see the Women’s Gallery.
The hours are from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays and holidays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed on Mondays and admission is free.
Option 3 Plaza Maimonides
We can find it at the end of Calle Judíos, in this square we can highlight the Bullfighting Museum, which shows us the history of bullfighting from Cordoba, in addition to the Casa de las Bulas, which owes its name to the fact that bulls were sold in this place (which were used to express various mandates: ordinances, constitutions, Church judgments, condemnations, concessions of privileges or indulgences, among other things). Thus, the bulls could exempt someone from fulfilling a burden or obligation imposed by the Church, or they could grant special rights.
Here we can find the Monument to Maimonides, in honor of this famous Jewish philosopher and doctor from Cordoba.
Option 4 Municipal Craft Souk
The Municipal Zoco or also called the Craft Market, is located next to the chapel of San Bartolomé, it is a two-story building with a wonderful porticoed patio which makes it one of the most beautiful places to see in the neighborhood of the Jewish quarter
This is where some Cordovan artisans have their workshops and it is considered the first craft market created in Spain. Here you can find leather goods, ceramics or leather, among others.
Option 5 Calleja de las Flores, the most famous corner to see in the Jewish quarter
The most famous street in the Jewish quarter is undoubtedly the Calleja de las Flores, which is very close to the Calleja de la Hoguera and next to the Mezquita Catedral.
Totally instagrammable, it is one of the most photographed corners and endowed with beauty that you will see in Córdoba. From its widest part we can see the narrow alley of white facades decorated with blue pots and flowers of many colors, at the bottom of all this is the Bell Tower of the Cathedral Mosque creating a beautiful view.
Then you must go to visit the Mosque, which is one of the most important monuments in Spain.
And the best way to make this visit to this Jewish quarter is to stay at Vitium Córdoba, which is very close to this neighborhood.