Sinagoga del Agua

Sinagoga del Agua, Ubeda: Hours, Address, Sinagoga del Agua Reviews: 4.5/5

Sinagoga del Agua
4.5
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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 different families where they were living a normal life, with no idea about the greatness of the place walled into their houses. The visit costs 4,50€ per person (3,50€ kids under 12 and groups over 15 persons). All visits are guided IN SPANISH and last about 30 minutes. We have written information in ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN and BRAILLE Private guided visits are available, booking required, outside of the opening timetable (see calendar on web site) Information and booking: Artificis
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Lorne R
Benalmadena, Spain208 contributions
An unexpected treasure.
Mar. 2020 • Friends
It is lovingly restored and while it is a museum and not an active synagogue,it is very sensitive to any suggestions and requests. It is not affiliated with any religious organization but our guide was well versed on the history of the Sephardic Jews in Ubeda and Spain. It was a highlight of my visit to the area today.
Written March 11, 2020
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Janet S
Florida1,133 contributions
Unique
Dec. 2019
We lucked into the last tour before they closed for lunch. It would be in Spanish but they gave us a detailed booklet with lots of information. We had time to go through it before the tour and found it mostly described objects we would see. We left the booklets behind and enjoyed the Spanish tour. We found that there is a lot of information, in English and other languages, on their website. It might be beneficial to read it before your tour. We did find it filled in many of the blanks after our tour. The story of how it was discovered is very interesting. There are some close spaces and steep stairs but worth doing. An English tour would have been awesome!
Written January 3, 2020
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jknows
Estero, FL267 contributions
Special Location.
Nov. 2019
Our Guide showed us this Jewish location that was recently discovered. It is located in a former corner building that was going to be razed and a new building erected over it. The lower level was discovered to have covered a Jewish ceremonial area. The building owner decided to dig out the old interior and found some wonderful remains.
Written November 18, 2019
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Susan O
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Special English tour was arranged
Oct. 2019 • Friends
This was very moving. After seeing many ancient Christian and Muslim houses of worship and artifacts, it was refreshing to visit this gem representing the important presence of the Jewish population of Spain
Written October 24, 2019
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bluesman48
Ringwood, UK175 contributions
Fascinating place to visit
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Timing is important if you intend to visit, as they only do organised tours at set times. Which can fill up pretty quick. But it is absolutely worth the effort, as this is an interesting place to visit. The guide only had limited English, but we were given highly informative notes which explained the various underground rooms, and artefacts. I’m slightly claustrophobic, but had no trouble in the sometimes confined spaces, but it is something to consider if it’s usually a problem for you
Written September 26, 2019
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Miranda T
Castillejar, Spain38 contributions
Fascinating building!
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Really interesting building and an informative tour (it's useful to understand some Spanish!). Would have liked to have spent a bit longer in some of the areas!
Written September 8, 2019
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Lisa van den Elzen
Quito, Ecuador2 contributions
Interesting
Aug. 2019 • Family
A great place to know a little bit of history of Úbeda. The tour is short and detailed at the same time.
Written August 25, 2019
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749David
New York City, NY598 contributions
Hidden Gem but a MUST SEE. Only discovered 10 years ago. No English tour.
Aug. 2019
This is a hidden (for obvious reasons) Synagogue. It was only discovered less than 10 years ago when a developer was putting new apartments into a 1000 year old building and the drilling for the Lift/Elevator hit an underground chamber. It's small (only 5 rooms or so) and the tour is only available in Spanish but they offer an English brochure to read. It's just fascinating. An underground Jewish Water Synagogue,dating from the 13th Century that was only re-discovered 10 years ago. It's only an hour tour, but we loved it.
Written August 19, 2019
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nsander219
Chelmsford, UK499 contributions
Fascinating and Moving
Jul. 2019 • Couples
WE visited this despite there only being Spanish tours. We were given a folder of English descriptions which we read before the tour started and carried it with us throughout. It is a well put together snap shot of life. Slight chill to see the Spanish Inquisition room. The story of how this site was discovered a saved is worth the admission alone. I cannot say whether the Spanish tour was worthwhile but the guide certain gave out masses of informatyion - I was happy pottering around with my English folder. A must visit.
Written July 23, 2019
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foodiefool_10
Carson City, NV316 contributions
If you only visit one Jewish site, make this the one
May 2019 • Friends
If one visits Spain, you have to learn a little about the Inquisition. And if you do, you'll learn it affected all non-Catholic peoples including Jews and that those people dealt with the Inquisition in different ways. You need to understand this to understand some of what you'll see - especially the foyer with it's Christian trappings. This historic site has more structure left than any other we saw in Spain and it's still undergoing restoration. It is the only Jewish religious structure we saw in Spain that gave you an idea of how an ancient synagogue was constructed and used, and how Jewish people lived in ancient times. Some people complain that the sparse artifacts at the site aren't consistent with the time. That may be true, but they add to a general understanding of the use. The story of how this site was saved is incredible - your guide will explain. If you have trouble going up and down stairs, you might want to forego some of the areas. Although there are handrails, this isn't the US Park Service - the stairs are steep and uneven. Just go slow. Don't bring little kids - they won't enjoy it and screaming kids would ruin everyone's enjoyment. Uncontrolled kids would be dangerous on the stair access areas.
Written May 26, 2019
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