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Córdoba Synagogue

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Córdoba Synagogue

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Basic Information

Location C/ Judíos 14004 Cordoba, Spain
Country Spain
City Cordoba

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 37.88011,-4.78351

General

Córdoba Synagogue (Spanish: Sinagoga de Córdoba) is a historic edifice in the Jewish Quarter of Córdoba, Spain built in 1315. The synagogue was built in Mudéjar style by architects led by Isaac Moheb. It consists of a courtyard, accessed from the street, which leads to a hallway, followed by the prayer room. On the eastern side of the hall is a staircase that leads to the women's gallery. The gallery overlooks the prayer room through three decorative arches. The prayer room measures 6.95 x 6.37 m. After the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, the building was devoted to various functions including a hospital, a chapel for shoemakers and nursery school. It was declared a National Monument in 1885. Since then it has undergone several phases of the restoration including that of Felix Hernandez in 1929 and one started in 1977 for the reopening of the building in 1985 to celebrate the 850th anniversary of birth of Maimonides. Other well-preserved, pre-expulsion synagogues can be found in Híjar, Toledo, and Tomar.

Photo Gallery

  • West wall of the Synagogue of Córdoba
  • North wall of the Synagogue of Córdoba
  • East wall of the Synagogue of Córdoba
  • Cordoba Synagogue

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Time period

13th-15th century