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Sinagoga del Agua

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Absolutely fascinating

I’ve been to a fair number of Jewish historical sites in Europe and this is one of the most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gleaves122
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Rome, Italy
Amazing discovery

Unbelievable to think that this building was only discovered about 15 years ago. An amazing insight... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Graham R
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Baza, Spain
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La Sinagoga del Agua has been discovered in 2007 and opened to public visits in 2010 in the monumental city of Úbeda by the family Crespo- López. It is a totally private initiative of restauration of a space hidden into several houses belonging to...more
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C/ Roque Rojas | Esquina Las Parras, 23400 Ubeda, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve been to a fair number of Jewish historical sites in Europe and this is one of the most interesting, not least because of the story of its rediscovery. Tours are given only in Spanish - which I hope can be remedied in future -...More

Thank gleaves122
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unbelievable to think that this building was only discovered about 15 years ago. An amazing insight into life in Úbeda in the 13/14 th centuries, before the majority of the existing historical monuments were built. Entry is restricted to about 20 people at a time...More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A guided tour takes you all through the "sinagoga de agua" discovered only a few years ago when they started to build apartments there. Our guid was excellent, and she explained everything well. Definitely worth visiting

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed July 22, 2018

While working on renovations of some homes, the synagogue was unearthed. It contains Jewish artifacts from hundreds of years ago and at the bottom there is a ritual bath. Don't miss that.

Thank dindan_11
Reviewed July 2, 2018

An unusually intact and fascinating medieval synagogue that helps you experience what it was like to live in those times.

Thank Martin T
Reviewed June 30, 2018

This synagogue (now a museum) was discovered 12 years ago by a contractor who was renovating the apartment style building for apartments and stores. At one time there was a beauty parlor in the top level of the synagogue. You do not need to be...More

Thank fredm123
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

While traveling with a tour group we had the good fortune to have an English speaking guide to tour this amazing find. While renovating these buildings into apartments the builders accidentally discovered cave like rooms and a synagogue that was once used by many Spanish...More

Thank Rockport4
Reviewed May 29, 2018

On our drive to Madrid, we made a stop in Ubeda (a World Heritage site) for a guided walking tour in English arranged through Artificis. One of our stops was the Sinagog del Agua, which turned out to be a great surprise from one room...More

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Our hotel host recommended visiting the Sinagoga del Agua and we did not regret it. A very interesting and unusual find. However, as the tour is in Spanish (and my Spanish is pretty rusty) we missed a lot of the anecdotes. We did have paper...More

Thank TSinParis
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Words cannot describe the truly wonderful experience you will have if you visit the Sinagoga del Agua! You will get an incredible glimpse into history. You must visit!

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Gorgeous49
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Response from Maria Rosa J | Reviewed this property |
The ritual bath water is natural, comes from the water table and is renewed naturally, is not waterlogged. Also one of the 7 wells Synagogue still contains its water, always from the water table and therefore pure and... More
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Gorgeous49
December 29, 2014|
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A natural collection of water, as in a spring, is the best source for the ritual bath. During the time of the Temple in Jerusalem, a ritual bath (in Hebrew, mikveh or mikvah) was used for immersion before entering the... More
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