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Sinagoga del Agua

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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

Reviewed 1 week ago
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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Girona, 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

This is a moving and unusual site to visit in Spain - or anywhere in the world. It dates to before 1492 and the expulsion of the Jews in Spain, and is one of the few medieval synagogues that can be seen in Europe. What...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the city is a marvel, and this place, Jewish center discovered a few years ago a wonder and also if you tell an enthusiastic guide, still better. It's worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank agusticassa
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This was the highlight of Ubeda for us as it was so unusual and interesting. Discovered when the building was being renovated for new apartments, the synagogue and Rabbi’s house have been sympathetically restored as a museum. The most fascinating part for us was the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place but the best way to see it is with Andrea Pezzini who is the director of the synagogue. He runs the tour agency ArtificiS. He speaks English, French and Italian so that covers a lot of possibilities! He knows all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

The sinagoue "of the water", discovered in 2007, draws its name from the two fountains inside. Underneath, there is a ritual bath (mikve). Visits take place each 45 minutes, the last one at 20h00' (!). Very nicely reconstituted. Worth every minute and the 4.5 €...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

In this magnificent Renaissance town it was quite a surprise to come across this amazing recent discovery. The synagogue has been beautifully restored and gives a fascinating insight to life in 13th Century Ubeda and Jewish history. The informative tour is in Spanish but easy-to-read...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aldman64
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I didn’t expect much and was pleasantly surprised at the history behind this synagogue. Walk they tour is in Spanish only but they offer an English guide pamphlet of ~10 pages with pictures and commentary to follow along easily moving from room to room.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rgr1085
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steven G
Reviewed 25 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GrahamR242
Reviewed 23 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pamela H
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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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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