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Juan XXIII Square

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Juan XXIII Square


Basic Information

Location Calle Jovellanos, 2, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Country Spain
City Oviedo

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Geographical Coordinates 43.36332,-5.84512


In Juan XXIII Square, a lonely plaque on a pharmacy tells readers that they are in the historic Jewish quarter.

History and time period

The most distinct feature is that of the plaque on the pharmacy which marks the entrance to the Jewish Quarter. The plaque signifies a portion of the text from the "Chapter" aimed at the Council of Oviedo by King Sancho IV, in the year 1286. During this time, the privileges of the Jewry of having a separate Mayor to solve any problem among the Jewish community, was eliminated.

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