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- City Tour
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
Tracing Andalusia's Jewish Heritage
- Visit the Sinagoga del Agua in Úbeda.
- Encounter Malaga's vibrant Jewish community.
- Visit Cordoba's Jewish Quarter and the magnificent Mezquita mosque
- Spend a night in the dazzling Andalusian capital of Seville
On this 5-day tour, you will delve into the history of the Sephardic Jews in Spain. As you trace a path from Malaga to Seville, you'll encounter medieval cities where Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities co-existed harmoniously for centuries. Learn about the turbulent times that followed this peaceful period as you venture through historic Jewish neighborhoods, processing the difficulties of the past while taking in the vibrancy of the Jewish populations that have returned here.
This tour of Southern Spain will take you to an extraordinary synagogue in Úbeda that was hidden for centuries; the Alhambra Palace in Granada; and Mezquita, a magnificent mosque in Cordoba. Marvel at these iconic structures from Andalusia's past and encounter this region's Sephardic history.
- 4 nights accommodation in double room in 4 and 5 star hotels
- Private transfers in air-conditioned car with private, English speaking driver
- English-speaking guide on tours
- Restaurants and meals
- Additional night - please inquire
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Welcome to Andalusia!
Your 5-day Sephardic Jewish Heritage tour begins today in Malaga, the gateway to Andalusia. Though the history of the Jews is in this region, as well as elsewhere in Spain, is filled with hardship, Malaga is once again home to a thriving Jewish community.
Today you will enjoy a tour of this vibrant coastal city where Pablo Picasso was born. Situated in Malaga's historic Jewish quarter, the Picasso Museum features an array of the Spanish artist's most important works.
Overnight in Malaga.
Visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning before heading to Granada. This marvelous Spanish city is home to the world-famous Alhambra Palace.
An extraordinary medieval complex that recalls the Nasrid Dynasty, the last Muslim dynasty to rule the Iberian Peninsula, this magnificent structure testifies to a time when Jews, Muslims, and Christians lived together in harmony.
Today you will tour this grand palace complex and learn about its history and architecture.
Later, stroll through the gardens of the Palacio de Generalife, a summer palace for the Nasrid rulers; and amble along the atmospheric streets of the Realejo, Granada's old Jewish quarter, where you can observe remnants of the thriving Jewish life that once existed here.
Encounter a Medieval Synagogue
Today you will venture to the twin cities of Úbeda and Baeza, which are situated about a 1.5-hour drive north of Granada.
You will enjoy a walking tour of Úbeda and visit the Sinagoga del Agua. This medieval synagogue was hidden for centuries, discovered by accident, and opened to the public in 2010.
Wander through the sacred structure's six unique spaces, including a ritual bathing room (Mikveh), a Women’s Gallery, and the rooms where the rabbi is thought to have lived.
See the Stunning Mezquita in Cordoba
Journey west across Andalusia to Cordoba today. An important Moorish city during the Middle Ages, Cordoba was a vibrant crossroads where Jewish, Muslim, and Christian cultures intersected.
Here, the magnificent mosque called Mezquita is one of the world's most celebrated examples of Islamic architecture. Dating back to the 8th century, the awe-inspiring building features a dazzling array of tranquil spaces, each endowed with exquisite details.
Cordoba was the hometown of the Jewish philosopher Maimonedes, and at the center of the historic city, you'll discover a well preserved Jewish quarter. Here, you will visit a small synagogue, built in 1315.
Wander Through Seville's Jewish Quarter
On the final day of your 5-day tour, you will arrive in the elegant city of Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Embark on a tour of this picturesque Spanish city and discover a contemporary vibrancy steeped in the traditions of the past.
Trace the turbulent history of the Sephardic Jews in Spain as you walk along the winding streets of Seville's old Jewish quarter.
Spend the evening at your leisure, enjoying the charming restaurants and cafes of this beautiful destination.