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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) Questions & Answers

Toronto, Canada

Is it easy for my husband and I to walk the Jewish quarter on our own and get a feel for what it was like or do we have to book a tour guide?

Thanks

Lisa

over a year ago Answer

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Cordoba, Spain
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No guide required. Just stroll around. It is impossible to get lost.

over a year ago
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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We managed to cover this quarter on our own in 3 days avoiding the throngs surrounding tour guides.

over a year ago
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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A tour is not necessary; the area is compact and you can read a reliable guidebook to get the history. Our tour also went through extensive open (hot) garden and park areas, actually distracting since we could not spend as much time in a single are or block.

over a year ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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You do not need a guide to explore the Jewish quarter, best before 10am or after 5pm. But a good guide will give you the history , tips onwhere to eat and point out things you may not otherwise notice or realise significance of...

over a year ago
Porto Alegre, RS
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Hi . The Juderia quarter isn't really big so you can easily do it alone . We took a free walking tour that gave us plenty of information not only about the juderia but all the historic center of Córdoba wich is amazing . For the catheral mosque it is essencial we think to have a guide with all info about it .Good trip

over a year ago
London, United Kingdom
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We walked it on our own with a good guide book and enjoyed it but I suspect you would get more out of it with a guide. Depends if you want to be restricted to a certain time etc.

over a year ago
Melbourne, Australia
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A tour guide will explain all the buildings of significance. We had a tour guide and her passion and knowledge of the history and significance of certain buildings you wouldn’t know just walking past them.

Even the statues of famous Jewish people. It was priceless.

over a year ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
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We enjoyed the Jewish Quarter and suspect you would as well All if these cuties have a JQ; narriw, winding streets that often dead-end into a courtyard.

Yes, you can do this on your own, but take you time, try to get a map and know that you will get lost. Not a problem, just ask for directions or use your GPS. Other than That - have fun!

over a year ago
Valencia, Spain
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You can enjoy the area without a guide. I loved walking around Cordoba alone. The guide was very important when in the mezquita because of the intense history of the building.

over a year ago
Los Angeles, California
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A tour includes visiting two 14th and 15th Century synagogues and a tour of the synagogue which is used now. You cannot do it on your own. You can walk the Campo and view monuments to the victims of the holocaust.

over a year ago
Sydney, Australia
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hi there

it depends how interested you are in Jewish history. If so, you would be best to get a guide (but remember many guides just make things up - but are still entertaining). If not, its nice just to walk around, sit and have a break whenever and wherever you like and soak up the atmostphere

over a year ago
Rehovot, Israel
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The Jewish Museum in the Juderia gives a very good overview history, which may suffice for you. We walked without a guide in Cordoba, but had an excellent one in Seville, and the stories did make a difference.

over a year ago
Surrey
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Small area, so with a bit of pre-reading you’ll be fine. Perhaps start at the Sephardic Museum, then the Synagogue, and everything else will fall into place.

over a year ago
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