Visit the Jewish neighbourhood of Cordova

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Visit the Jewish neighbourhood of Cordova

The Jewish neighbourhood is undoubtedly one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city. With nearly two thousand years old, its history, of course, begins at the Roman times; when the area currently occupied by the Jewish neighbourhood was incorporate inside the walls in a city expansion to the South creating different political and other private buildings. However, it is in the 6th Century, with the Visigoths, when the area started to gain importance, since a political and religious complex was created around the Visigoth chapel of San Vicente, localized where the Cathedral of Cordoba is today. Over the centuries the neighbourhood gained popularity and with the Arabs, this was very close to the Aljama or main Mosque of Al-Andalus Capital, one of the wealthiest cities of the time. So this privileged position knew a fast develop with the construction of many different buildings and markets, like the Zoco of Cordova, where the best shops of that time sold leather, silk, and much more inside them.

Don´t miss the opportunity of visiting the current Zoco inside the Jewish Neighbourhood, where the old techniques are still used. Around this market, you will find another treasures: the Synagogue, one of the best preserved one of the medieval times, or The Mudéjar Chapel of St. Bartholomew, where different styles of Christian and Arab architecture are combined. The neighbourhood also has houses and museums such as the Bullfighting Museum of Cordoba, home of the great bullfighting figures that where born in the city known by the name of Caliphs. No less interesting are the Andalusian House or the House of Sefarad. A medieval world, inside the Historical Centre of Cordoba, will you miss it?

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