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Jewish Valencia de Alcántara

Before the Jewish community was expelled by the Catholic Monarchs, they built neighbourhoods that remain to this day.

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  2. Barrio judío de Valencia de Alcántara

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Hernán Cortés, s/n
10500 Valencia de Alcántara , Cáceres (Extremadura)

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  • Before the Jewish community was expelled by the Catholic Monarchs, they built neighbourhoods that remain to this day.

    In Valencia de Alcántara, the Christian, Jewish and Arabic cultures once lived side by side. Of the Jewish presence in this town, we can still admire the largest Jewish Quarter in all of Cáceres province, now declared an asset of cultural interest in the category of Historic-Artistic Sites.

    This typically medieval neighbourhood has an irregular layout made up of long, narrow streets. Both inside and outside the houses, you will still find several hundred pointed or lintelled gothic-style doorways. This cultural legacy is crowned by the synagogue of Valencia de Alcántara, which dates back to the 15th century.

    A stroll through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter is like stepping back in time, revealing masonry-built houses that have stone door frames, staircases and shelves. Narrow granite façades create a timeless backdrop along each of the fascinating streets.

     

  • Origin:
  • 15th century
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  • Art period:
  • Gothic
  • Official name :
  • Historic-artistic site

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