Andalusian roots

 
Jewish Heritage
 

Explore the rich history of Jewish Andalusian cities including Sevilla, Granada, and Córdoba. Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of these vibrant destinations, each boasting centuries of historical significance.

 

Travel Nexus is an official RASGO Agency thanks to its knowledge and expertise in Jewish Heritage tours. Rasgo is the name granted to certain providers by the Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters who offer specialized travel services. We are also we are an Authorised Agent by the Council of the Alhambra and the Generalife.

The history of Spain is filled with treasures of Jewish culture. We will take you through medieval Jewish quarters and ancient landmarks. Our expertise goes from routes tailor-made for those interested in discovering or going deeper into their roots, to special itineraries built up around the vast history, culture and legacy of Jewish people in Spain.

With this program we invite you to discover the charming joyful Andalucia in the south of Spain combined with Barcelona and Girona unique Jewish remains, while visiting the main points of interest for the Jewish Heritage history: Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla, Barcelona, Besalú and Girona.

 
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Day 1: Arrival and visit Granada

 

Morning: upon arrival, we will delve into the Realejo neighbor (old Jewish Quarter) & visit the Sephardi Museum, dedicated to the culture of Sephardic Jews who used to live there before the Inquisition.

Afternoon: Explore the imposing UNESCO World Heritage Site of La Alhambra, which is built over many centuries. It consists of gardens, fortifications and sumptuous palaces, designed in the Mudéjar style.

Overnight in Granada

 
 
 

Day 2: Úbeda & Jaén

 

Morning: Transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Úbeda, famous for its Renaissance buildings. Here we will unveil the secrets of the Synagogue "of Water", formed by several rooms which had remained hidden for a long time.

Afternoon: Visit the remnants of the Jewish Quarter at nearby Jaén.

Overnight in Granada

 
 
 

Day 3: Lucena & Córdoba

 

Morning: Lucena was regarded as the "entirely Jewish city" and tradition states that it was founded by Jews actually during the 11th when the Muslim rule in Spain. We will visit the largest Sephardi necropolis in Spain with over 370 tombs.

Afternoon: after arriving in Cordoba, we will attend a workshop at "Casa Sefarad", a cultural project which is concerned with Judeo-Spanish culture, history and tradition.

Overnight in Córdoba.

 
 
 

Day 4: Córdoba

 

Visit the historical town center with the famous Mosque/Cathedral & the Medieval Synagogue. The Mosque, nowadays the Cathedral, is the foremost example of Islamic architecture in Spain of what was once the capital of the Caliphate of Al-Andalus. The Synagogue was built in 1315 in Mudéjar style.
Overnight in Córdoba.

 
 
 

Day 5: Sevilla

 

Morning: Seville by foot visiting the Cathedral & Alcázar. The imposing Cathedral of Seville is one of the largest in the world. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Alcázar of Seville is a Royal Palace, originally a Moorish fort. We will explore the labyrinthic Santa Cruz neighbour, the former Jewish Quarter, and will evoke its former days of glory.

Afternoon: explore the majestic Plaza España followed by a stroll by mini-cruise along the water of the Guadalquivir river. Flamenco show in the evening.

Overnight in Seville.

 
 
 
 
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