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House of the Brotherhood


Basic Information

Location Hervas, Spain
Country Spain
City Hervas
Address Hervas, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 40.2753,-5.8567


In the House of the Brotherhood commonly assemblies were held of the Hervás aljama. In 1522 the brotherhood of Our Lady of the Assumption was created which incorporate the majority of the collective of New Christians and the House of the Brotherhood became the domicile of the converted brotherhood. This is why it is known as the «house of the brotherhood» and the alley behind it as brotherhood alley. This street, alongside Judeo-Cristiana and Vado streets, went to make up the so-called Jewish farmyard, the heart of the aljama.

In the interior of the brotherhood there was a space set aside for making Kosherwine, wine which had been purified according to the rituals laid down by the Law. It had its winery, wooden press or «squeeze», pillars, vats, a winery and a loft to be used as a granary and drying place for agricultural products.

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