Casa de Sefarad

Museum in Córdoba

La Casa de Sefarad – Casa de la Memoria or House of Sefared – House of Memory is a is a museum and cultural center opened located in Córdoba, Andalucia in Spain. The museum opened in 2006 as a tribute to Sephardic culture, history and tradition. The museum is housed in a restored  14th century house in the heart of the Judería de Córdoba. The shop sells Sephardic music and ceramics, and occasionally events are held here: concerts, seminars, conferences and musical workshops.

The museum is privately owned and was built to settle a “historical debt” that our the owner felt towards the Jewish community that were evicted from Cordoba at the time of the Catholic Monarchs.

What to see at the Museum of Casa de Sefarad

The museum is divided into nine rooms which revolve around a central courtyard.

  1. The Sala de la Vida Doméstica or Domestic Life room – that contains objects related to everyday life while undertaking daily chores: crafts, cooking
  2. The Sala de Música Sefardí or Sephardic Music room – dedicated to Sephardic music and language. There are numerous types of instruments, mostly percussion and woodwinds, made around the 17th century. The room highlights the important development that Sephardic songs and music had in Al-Andalus.
  3. The Sala de la Judería de Córdoba or Hall of the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba – displays the Sephardic customs around the Synagogue , the center of Judaism’s community and religious life. It also shows a plan of the Jewish quarter in the 14th century.
  4. The Sala de los Ciclos Festivos or Room of the Festive Cycles – that contains objects used in the celebrations and festivals of the Sephardic tradition with a brief explanation of them.
  5. The Sala de las Mujeres de Al-Ándalus or  Al-Ándalus Women’s Room – that contains a pictorial collection by Cordovan José Luis Muñoz dedicated to the Jewish, Muslim and Christian women of al-Ándalus. The room has explanatory panels that address the history of five women who lived and stood out, for various reasons, in the distant and prolific Al-Andalus.
  6. The Sala de la Sinagoga or  Synagogue hall – containing different liturgical and non-liturgical elements related to this fundamental institution of Jewish religion and culture. Likewise, it contains explanations about the functions of the synagogue and their presence in Córdoba.
  7. The Sala de la Lengua or Language room – that deals with the language developed by Sephardic Jews, Judeo-Spanish or Ladino , based on ancient Castilian and with contributions from different languages ​​such as Catalan, Aragonese, Hebrew, Turkish, Greek or Arabic.
  8. The Sala de la Inquisición or  Hall of the Inquisition – shows an excellent collection of documents and original works of the XV to the XIX, as well as an exact replica of a Cordovan sambenito 1510. In this room operation detailed, scope and consequences of the action of the Inquisition Spanish or Modern.
  9. The Sala de Maimónides  Maimonides room – dedicated to the life and work of this philosopher, doctor and rabbi born in Córdoba and who constitutes one of the pinnacles of medieval thought and a fundamental reference for current Judaism.

Best Tours around the Casa de Sefarad

There are a number of tours aound the Jewish Quarter. We list our recommended tours.

Where is the Casa de Sefarad located?

The Casa de Sefarad is located in an old 14th century Jewish house in the heart of the Jewish quarter and just opposite the Cordoba Synagogue.

By Bus: Take the bus Lines 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 16, 01, 02.

 

Visiting Casa de Sefarad

Hours:

From September 16 to June 15.

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

From June 16 to September 15.

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Price:

Adults: € 4. Reduced: € 3.

Address: Judería de Cordoba Calle Averroes, 2 14004 Córdoba Spain
Telephone: +34 957 42 14 04
Duration: 20 minutes

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