Centro de Interpretacion Juderia de Sevilla

Museum in Seville

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This small museum is dedicated to Seville’s Jewish history. The museum occupies an old Sephardic (the Hebrew word for Spain) house in the Santa Cruz district. The district was once the walled Jewish barrio which housed the biggest Jewish community in Spain with 33 synagogues and scores of money-lenders, doctors, scientists, lawyers and merchants.

The Catholic Kings and the Inquisition, brought about a brutal pogrom and massacre that occurred in 1391 and all the city’s Jews were forced to either convert or flee. The events of the pogrom and other historical happenings are cataloged in the museum, along with a few surviving mementos including documents, costumes and books.

NB Sephardi, also spelled Sefardi, plural Sephardim or Sefardim, from Hebrew Sefarad (“Spain”), member or descendant of the Jews who lived in Spain and Portugal from at least the later centuries of the Roman Empire until their persecution and mass expulsion from those countries in the last decades of the 15th century.

The museum also offers guided tour of the old Jewish quarter of Seville. Starting from the Sephardic Museum and lasting about two hours.  The tour can be in Spanish , English or French.

The Centro de Interpretacion Juderia de Sevilla appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Seville!

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Visiting Centro de Interpretacion Juderia de Sevilla





Address: Centro de Interpretación Judería de Sevilla, Calle Ximénez de Enciso, 22 41004 Sevilla Spain
Telephone: +34 954 047 089
Duration: 40 minutes

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