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Sinagoga del Agua

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Amazing sinagogue

The sinagoue "of the water", discovered in 2007, draws its name from the two fountains... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fane_Babanul
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
Highlight of Ubeda stay

In this magnificent Renaissance town it was quite a surprise to come across this amazing recent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aldman64
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Wiltshire, England
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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

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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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

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

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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

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 22 July 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 2 July 2018

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

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 30 June 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...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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Gorgeous49
30 December 2014|
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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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Response from Miriam T |
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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