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Monforte de Lemos Jewish Quarter

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Basic Information

Location Monforte de Lemos, Spain
Country Spain
City Monforte de Lemos

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Geographical Coordinates 42.51902,-7.51581


Monforte was one of the Galician settlements with the largest Jewish populations. As elsewhere, the Jews of Monforte were not obliged to live in a certain district and their presence extended throughout the city. Despite this, they had their communal building situated in the area of Falagueira street, A Rúa Vella (old street), A Zapatería (Cobblers´ street) (today known as Travesía de la Cárcel Vieja – Old Prison crossing), AçougueSquare (Pescadería Square) or Rúa de los Herreros (Blacksmith street – now part of España square), were inhabited by Jewish families until the expulsion of 1492.

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