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“Small but well presented” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sinagoga

Sinagoga
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Cordoba Full Day City Tour with Mosque Entrance
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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“Small but well presented”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

This is a well visited attraction in Cordoba and it is free to enter if you are a citizen of the EU. It is also on the organised tour guide route so even in October we had to wait outside before being allowed in.

When you go in there is a small patio entrance area then the Sinagoga itself, to get a real feel for the place you want to wait for the group you have entered with to leave and then there are a few moments of peace to appreciate the compact beauty before the next group comes in.

Visited October 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“History written in stone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

This building was only rediscoverd as a synagogue in the last hundred years. One of only 3 synagogues still standing in all of Spain from before the Expulsion it was built in 1315. So if you are interested in this sort of thing it is a must to visit. Signposted once you are walking in the old Jewish Quarter. The reason the original inscriptions on the wall survived is because subsequent owners plastered over the Hebrew thus preserving it. Now the plaster has been cleared the Hebrew is clearly legible and shows these were synagogue inscriptions. You only need 10-15 minutes to visit, the place is small and groups are waiting to enter so you have to move on. We expected to pay a nominal entrance fee but weren't asked to pay anything. Note there limited visiting hours. Check on the web or at tourist information.

Visited October 2013
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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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“How Great WAS Spain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Before the christians murdered and genocided the Moors and the Jewish residents especially before the Inquisition of 1492, Spain was blooming. The christians came in and filth along with death and destruction was on Spain's plate. Here you will see photos and history of how Spain developed and what happened. Science, education, cleanliness went out the window. It is a very moving experience about another Jewish Dispora.

Visited November 2012
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Depok, Indonesia
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“Didn't expect this was part of the tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

I was attending a congress in Granada and they arranged a tour to Cordoba. So, I thought I would only see historical mosque and church. This was really a bonus that our local tour guide brought us all to this remains of sinagoge which really looks like a mosque. The only part to confirm that this was a sinagoge is the remains of Hebrew writings on the walls, some might think they are Arabic.

Visited September 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Nice way to spend 10 minutes, if your expectations are low”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

It's nice that this is one of the three medieval synagogues left in Spain - an important part of the cultural heritage. However, there's basically nothing there but some decorated walls; almost nothing in the way of description, and it's very small. If you're walking past and its open, go in - but I don't know that I would advise making a special pilgrimage.

Visited October 2013
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