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Sinagoga del Agua

C/ Roque Rojas | Esquina Las Parras, 23400 Ubeda, Spain
+34 953 75 81 50
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An unusually intact and fascinating medieval synagogue that helps you experience what it was like... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin T
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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
What a learning experience with this archaeological find

This synagogue (now a museum) was discovered 12 years ago by a contractor who was renovating the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fredm123
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Phoenix, AZ area
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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 different families where they were living a normal life, with no idea about the greatness of the place walled into their houses. The visit costs 4,50€ per person (3,50€ kids under 12 and groups over 15 persons). All visits are guided IN SPANISH and last about 30 minutes. We have written information in ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN and BRAILLE Private guided visits are available, booking required, outside of the opening timetable (see calendar on web site) Information and booking: Artificis
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“hidden gem” (7 reviews)
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C/ Roque Rojas | Esquina Las Parras, 23400 Ubeda, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Martin T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

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Reviewed 4 June 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...More

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Reviewed 29 May 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...More

Thank waterandmore
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Our hotel host recommended visiting the Sinagoga del Agua and we did not regret it. A very interesting and unusual find. However, as the tour is in Spanish (and my Spanish is pretty rusty) we missed a lot of the anecdotes. We did have paper...More

Thank TSinParis
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Words cannot describe the truly wonderful experience you will have if you visit the Sinagoga del Agua! You will get an incredible glimpse into history. You must visit!

Thank Suzanne H
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The tour is conducted in Spanish, and we were told there was a handout that followed along in English. The paper detailed many of the artifacts, but not nearly as much information as was given in Spanish. It is such an interesting place, and so...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

This museum reveals a little known corner of everyday life of Jewish people in medieval Spain. A must see!

Thank Martine A
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

On a quiet corner of the old town, is documentation that there was a Jewish community living here before the 14th century. Long buried under earth and newer buildings of successive centuries, the synagogue was re-discovered in 2007. A businessman had embarked on a construction...More

Thank VWriter
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Certainly one of the best site we have been. Not only unique but the way that the person responsible explains with such enthousiasme , it brings you back in time. A must in Ubeda do not to be missed. Recommendation, if the entrance door is...More

Thank Michaeldoc
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Gorgeous49
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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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Gorgeous49
29 December 2014|
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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
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