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Córdoba Synagogue (Sinagoga de Córdoba)
Córdoba Synagogue (Sinagoga de Córdoba)

Córdoba Synagogue (Sinagoga de Córdoba)

Calle de los Judíos, 20, 14004 , Cordoba , Spain

The Basics

While the Jewish community once played a key role on the Iberian Peninsula, Jewish people were expelled in 1492 during the Spanish Inquisition. Córdoba’s synagogue and two others in the city of Toledo remain as the only lasting structures of their kind from pre-Inquisition Spain.

With a humble brick exterior, the small temple has intricate Hebrew inscriptions on the interior walls, scalloped archways, and Mudejar plasterwork that’s reminiscent of the ivory-colored carvings in the Alcázar of Seville. After the Spanish Inquisition, the synagogue was used as a hospital, a chapel, and a school. Now, it is open to the public as a museum of Jewish culture in Spain. Visit as part of a cultural walking tour, or on a day trip from Madrid.

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Cordoba: Mosque,Cathedral, Alcazar & Synagogue with Skip the Line Tickets
Cordoba: Mosque,Cathedral, Alcazar & Synagogue with Skip the Line Tickets
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$46.92 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Must do tour - exceptional
Elena our guide was excellent and made the history or Córdoba come to life. The mosque is absolutely beautiful as are the gardens at Alcazar.
Alice_M, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cordoba

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Must Do
Alida_D, Jul 2022
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
All the knowledge and information about this area of Spain. Very detailed, and very friendly staff. Our tour guide also had a great sense of humour
star-5
Cordoba
Jeanpierre_C, Jul 2022
Cordoba: Mosque,Cathedral, Alcazar & Synagogue with Skip the Line Tickets
Your guide was very knowledgeable we really enjoyed the tour and would Highly recommend the aclazar castle
star-4
Great experience
Indira_D, Jul 2022
Cordoba: Mosque,Cathedral, Alcazar & Synagogue with Skip the Line Tickets
Our guides were very knowledgeable the tour was definite highlight of our trip. The tour itself is very long and I wish the description suggests packing snacks and drinks - especially on a hot day.
star-5
Cordoba’s Mosque-Cathedral is a must-see gem
Larry_V, Jun 2022
Cordoba Full Day Trip with Mosque Entry Direct from Malaga
Cordoba is such a beautiful and historical place and the entire trip went as smoothly as possible. Even though the visit to the Cathedral was a little chaotic at the beginning, the tour of the Cathedral did not disappoint.
star-5
Excellent day rtrip from Malaga to Cordoba
Elaine_P, Jun 2022
Cordoba Full Day Trip with Mosque Entry Direct from Malaga
Maria - the guide for the English group in Cordoba - was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The cathedral/mosque was a "must see" Raphael's knowledge of languages was excellent and very well organised and informative on the tour bus. In our free time we took a walk over the Roman Bridge where the views were excellent. Make sure you get to the Alcazar which closes at 2.30 and which you could have time to visit.
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Impressive mosque and synagogue
Ruthann_H, Jun 2022
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
Angel was a fantastic guide. We could feel his passion for the city. He described the history and construction of the mosque very well. We could imagine the Caliph holding court here for 10,000 people. We were also moved to see a fully intact synagogue, as well as a statue memorializing the great Maimonides.
star-4
Good tour, could be shorter
Tasneen_P, Jul 2022
Cordoba: Mosque,Cathedral, Alcazar & Synagogue with Skip the Line Tickets
Our guide Ricardo was excellent. Knew his facts very well. Skipped queues everywhere. The tour could have been shorter though, there were many breaks and was a bit tiring for kids.
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An excellent experience in Cordoba
George_B, May 2022
Mosque of Cordoba, Jewish Quarter & Synagogue DayTrip from Seville
The guide was quite professional, well read and explained clearly. The group was very small. This tour is highly recommended.
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Mixed bag
Sherry_B, Jun 2022
Cordoba: Mosque,Cathedral, Alcazar & Synagogue with Skip the Line Tickets
Five stars for the first part of our tour with Christine. She knows her history and her English was very easy to understand. She is very professional. Cannot say the same for the second part of our tour with Elena. She did not have all her facts correct and I cringed every time she put her hand on a display glass.I really don’t care about a guides personal opinions either. I enjoy stories about the area but not personal stories. We take tours to be informed not poorly entertained.
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Great tour and guide!!!
Daniel_B, Jun 2022
Cordoba: Mosque,Cathedral, Alcazar & Synagogue with Skip the Line Tickets
Our guide (Christina) was excellent - was very knowledgeable, and also told amusing stories and anecdotes about Cordoba history along the way.
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Tour could have better content
Toly V, Oct 2019
Mosque of Cordoba, Jewish Quarter & Synagogue DayTrip from Seville
The tour guide Christina was excellent, but we are not very happy with the content of the tour. We spent more time in Alcazar, which is much less interesting than in Sevilla, than in Mosque, which is the main Cordoba attraction.
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our guide Angel is very...
YINGYING_X, May 2022
Classic Cordoba: Mosque, Synagogue, and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour
our guide Angel is very knowledgeable, we enjoyed thoroughly the trip, would definitely book him again.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The synagogue is quite small, but it’s worth a quick visit.

  • Admission is free for European Union citizens.

  • You can easily travel to Córdoba from Madrid via AVE, a high-speed rail service. The trip takes about 2.5 hours.

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How to Get There

The synagogue is located near one of the busiest avenues in the city, Conde Vallellano Avenue, at the back of the Red Cross Hospital in the Jewish Quarter. It can be tricky to find parking in the area, so public transportation is recommended. It’s accessible via bus lines: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 16, 01, and 02.

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When to Get There

The synagogue is closed Monday, Christmas Day, and January 1 and 6. In order to avoid the crowds and bypass large tour groups, plan to arrive early in the morning or late in the day. Peak tourist months are April, May, and June, so expect to encounter the most visitors then.

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The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba

Another significant religious site in Córdoba, the Mosque-Cathedral (Mezquita de Córdoba) is considered one of the most exquisite Islamic structures in the Western world. It features a range of architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque, and it is often a stop on guided tours of the city, along with the synagogue.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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