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House of the Jew


Basic Information

Location Cordoba, Spain
Country Spain
City Cordoba
Address Cordoba, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 37.8811,-4.7786


Opposite the Archaeological Museum with its façade on Horno del Cristo street is the so-called Casa del Judío, a manor house restored by the architects Félix Hernández and Rafael Manzano, in actual fact, the result of the fusion of the Medinaceli manor house with the Casas Altas manor house joined by beautiful courtyards.

This house is one of the most beautiful mansions in the city and it has two façades of different sizes: the main one gives out onto Rey Heredia street; the second forms part of Jerónimo Páez square opposite the Páez de Castillejo Palace which today accommodates the Archaeological Museum.

The house is commonly known as the Casa del Judío (House of the Jew) as its last owner was the French Jewish businessman, of Sephardic origin, Elie J. Nahmias, who, from when he arrived in the town to when he died loved the city passionately. Córdoba City Council named the square behind the house - at the end of the Cuesta de Pero Mato street, opposite Jerónimo Páez square - after him.

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