Calle de los Judios (Jewish Street in Jewish Quarter), Cordoba

Calle de los Judios (Jewish Street in Jewish Quarter), Cordoba (must see)

The so-called Jewish Center of Cordoba, dating from the 10th century, is located in the Old City of Cordoba among the streets of Deanes, Manriquez, Tomas Conde, Judios, Almanzor, and Romero. This World Heritage Site harbors the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, the Synagogue, the Zoco Municipal Market, and the Bullfighting Museum.

On Jewish Street (Calle de los Judios), there is a bronze statue dedicated to Maimonides, the famous Jewish doctor and philosopher of Cordoba. During the era of Umayyad rule, from the 10th to the 15th century, Cordoba was the cultural capital of the Western World.

One entrance to the quarter is the fortified Gate of Almodovar, which consists of two towers joined by an arch. The top of the arch is crenelated with pointed battlements. Maimonides Square is located in the Jewish neighborhood by the Bullfighting Museum.

The streets of the quarter are medieval and narrow. Many are dead ends. The plaza and Alley of the Flowers are here. The Synagogue of Cordoba has been a temple, a hospital, a hermitage, and a nursery school. The House of Sepharad, next door, or the House of Memory, is a 14th-century building dedicated to Jewish history and culture in Spain.

The Andalusia House has an exhibit on the manufacture of paper in the Caliphate of Cordoba. Handkerchief Alley is only as wide as an extended hanky. At the end of the alley is a small patio and a fountain.

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Sight Name: Calle de los Judios (Jewish Street in Jewish Quarter)
Sight Location: Cordoba, Spain (See walking tours in Cordoba)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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