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Sinagoga del Agua

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An extraordinary discovery - a very early middle age Synagogue poss. 10th century...found behind... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2013
Gijs V
Bridport, United Kingdom
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This was perhaps the most interesting sight in Úbeda, as it is living proof of the town´s... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2013
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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
+34 953 75 81 50
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

An extraordinary discovery - a very early middle age Synagogue poss. 10th century...found behind the tiles of a 1950's barbershop...the mikvah - ritual bath is breathtaking, a magical space.

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

This was perhaps the most interesting sight in Úbeda, as it is living proof of the town´s complicated relationship between Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The guided tour provided a lot of information beyond the history of the Sinagogue.

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

That these remains are available for touring attests to the willingness of developers to forego their destruction in favor of preservation. Tours were available only in Spanish, but as an English speaker, I was given a English language handout with room by room information and...More

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

This tour was memorable not so much because of the artifacts per se but rather because of the modern-day aspect of what happens when someone stumbles upon a historical discovery and the challenges of validating its authenticity. We were really fascinated by the situation and...More

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

This was a surprising and exciting discovery while touring Spain with a group of Travel professionals organized by the Tourism office of Spain. The owner told his story with so much enthusiasm as if he found a treasure.This is a contractor that wanted to turn...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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December 30, 2014|
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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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Response from Miriam T |
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