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Casa de Sefarad

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Address: Calle Judios S/N | Frente a la Sinagoga, 14004 Cordoba, Spain
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Of more general interest than many "Jewish" sites.

Some of the small museums in old synagogues seem to be of interest mainly to Jews, but this museum is larger and better curated than most I've seen.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some of the small museums in old synagogues seem to be of interest mainly to Jews, but this museum is larger and better curated than most I've seen.

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you very much for visiting us and for your valoration. We have being working everyday in the last 23 years to offer an interesting visit and experience to anyone visiting us, including of course, non jewish people, because we consider that our Museum deals with an universal issue, as is the destruction of a comunity within a... More 

Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building itself is nothing very special but the displays are very good. The tour is relatively short but very interesting and informative. There is also an exhibition which is very interesting about the burning of books throughout history. I would recommend it whether or not you are particularly interested in Jewish - Spanish history

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

in an exibition describing the sentence " Where they burn books, they will also burn people." they put side by side holocaust pictures and Israel bombs that burned an archive in Ramalla during 2002 war. Its so not proportional to put both events together!! dont go there.

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Answering to a boxing fan Casa de Sefarad is an independent museum not bound to any public or private institution. It is a free cultural center. You can find sectarian people all over the world. Viisiting a museum is not the same as boxing. We have a temporary exhibition about Biblioclasm (the destruction of books through History). It contains information... More 

Dodge Co., Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the time to visit, you won't be disappointed. I really appreciated this slice of history that explained Jewish life in Córdoba. Temporary exhibit on book burning was a solemn addition.

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you very much for your visit and review. We work everyday to improve our Museum and the visitors experience, including temporary exhibits and other cultural activities, so even people repeating the visit can see something different. Kind regards, Esther Sánchez Casa de Sefarad Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Cordoba, and this time it was specifically to visit this museum. I came as part of my family history research, and I was delighted by the reception and assistance that I received. It is not a big museum, but it provides a fascinating insight into the lives of Spain's Jewish community, You don't have... More 

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy, thank you for your visit and your kind words. It was a pleasure to us to assist you in your research. It is always a great moment for us to receive people wanting to know more about their ancesters and history, and even more from such a renowned family as yours. We want to be the home (Casa... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Small delicate presented history of sefarad Jews who lived in the area, especially Maimonides - such an amazing personality I coul learn from many centuries after his death Liked the presentation about burned books - teaches us a lot

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear Regina, thank you very much for your visit and your positive valoration. For us it's a pleasure to know we discover new aspects of the Sephardic culture to our visitors. We are also very proud of your remark on the book burning exhibition, one of the cultural activities we make everyear, such as concerts, books presentations, lectures, temporary exhibitons... More 

London, Canada
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Our group was privileged to attend a performance of traditional Sephardic music and song here, after which we toured the small museum. The music was hauntingly beautiful and very moving. It was lovely to see the history being retained in this manner.

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you very much for your visit and your kind valoration. Recovering our jewish past is a very challenging task, as almost every material remnant has been destroyed. Music allows us to bring back the voices, feelings and lives of our Jews. Instead of history, we try to offer memory to our visitors. Kind regards, Esther Sánchez Casa... More 

San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Casa de Sefarad will bring you Spanish history in a way you have never heard it and in a totally positive and engaging way. My entire family, including a tween and a teen, loved it. Do not miss this museum!

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you for your visit and positive review. We are specially glad your entire family enjoyed visiting us. Thank you again for your kind recommendation. Best regards, Esther Sanchez Casa de Sefarad Manager More 

Norwood, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We happened to be there when the male staff member offered up three a cappella songs in the courtyard. Haunting and beautiful songs. The exhibits were educational and did not avoid challenging issues, but treated them without rancor. As someone who is not Jewish, I appreciated that the preparers of the exhibits did not assume a lot of background knowledge.... More 

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear Jeff, thank you for your visit and your positive review. We think our Museum must be of interest to people with a previous knowledge on Judaism and to those without it. Music it is an important part of this approach, because knowing something is rather different to experience it and through music we turn history into memory. Best regards,... More 

Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

A small museum on Jewish life in Spain going back to medieval times. Separate sections on various book burnings, on Maimonides, and more. Very near the synagogue.

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Casa de Sefarad C, Gerente at Casa de Sefarad, responded to this review

Dear David, thank you very much for your visit and your positive valoration. We have, actually, nine different galleries belonging to the permanent exhibition and, right now, a temporary one on book burning through History. Kind regards Esther Sánchez Casa de Sefarad Manager More 

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