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Sinagoga del Agua - a medieval synagogue

This is a moving and unusual site to visit in Spain - or anywhere in the world. It dates to before... read more

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kagotravel
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Boston, Massachusetts
a marvel

the city is a marvel, and this place, Jewish center discovered a few years ago a wonder and also if... read more

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agusticassa
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Girona, Spain
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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.

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

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

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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 (I am not) Jewish to appreciate this discovery and what went on about 700-1000 years ago. The most recent discovery was a ground water basin (steps leading to it) in the lowest level that was previously buried with trash. A wall opening allows light to shine on the basin on June 21st. The recent video may be on Youtube. You must reserve a guide for this low cost ($4.50) tour. We were part of an OAT-Overseas Adventure Back Roads of Iberia Tour and our tour leader had arranged an excellent tour by the manager of this museum.

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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 Jews. The found rooms have been decorated with what they might have had back in the day. It is easy to imagine what life must have been like as you explore each room. The synagogue has a natural well with steps that lead into a pool of water. During summer solstice there is an opening that lets the sun shine on the water. Just sitting in this room is amazing as it dates back over 5000 years, way before the synagogue was used. This is a magical place and a hidden gem not to be missed when visiting Ubeda.

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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 to another. All together there are seven rooms, including the synagogue area with women’s gallery and a micve. Sunlight enters the micve at the time of the summer solstice and a few days before and after. We found the visit fascinating and a step back in time. We were spellbound. It was another sober reminder of the history and fate of the Jews in Spain.

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