The Jewish Sephardic community was based on the demonstration in Spain “Sepharad”, which are current and evident across the world to this day.
See for yourself, the cultural impact Spanish Jews (Sephardic) has around the world. They established communities and evolved what would become their distinctive characteristics and identity.
In your trip from Toledo (Jerusalem of Spain) to Cordoba in the heart of Andalucia through the
magnificent city of Caceres, (UNESCO World Heritage Site) which has its own Jewish Quarter, and the small streets of Hervas Village, discover the presence of the Jewish life and reflect on how the
Sephardic Jews once lived.
Day 1-Madrid- Toledo
After landing at the Barajas airport in Madrid, begin with a panoramic tour of the main avenues of Madrid, Paseo de la Castellana and the squares surrounding. See Cibeles Square and Neptune Square. Visit the classical art Museum Prado and the Plaza Espana. See Madrid’s main square, Plaza Mayor, where trials where once held during the Spanish Inquisition, until the 19 century. (Possibility of meeting with leaders of the Jewish Community of Madrid). Continue to the city of
Toledo- The Jerusalem of Spain.
Dinner and overnight in Toledo
Day 2-Toledo- Cordoba
After breakfast, visit Toledo, known as "Jerusalem of Spain". Have an overview of the city and compare the views of Jerusalem and Toledo. Visit Zocodover Market Square,
Synagogue Santa Maria la Blanca- the synagogue in the name of Even Shoshan.
Continue to The Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Jewish Museum of
Toledo.Workshop at the patio Museum.
See Cordoba, the capital of the Jewish Golden Age. At night, visit the famous Roman Bridge.
Dinner and overnight in Cordoba.
Hotel Maimonides 3***/ or similar
After breakfast, begin with a visit to Cordoba, with the Mosque-cathedral, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.
Continue to the Jewish Quarter-Yehuda Halevi Square, Square Tiberias, sculpture of Maimonides from there visit the ancient synagogue of Cordoba. See Casa Sefarad, located in front of the Synagogue. It displays the story of the Jews of Cordoba and the Spanish Jewish diaspora. Continue to the "Literary Salon" in the golden age of the Jewish of Andalucia.
Step back in time of Hisdai Ibn Shaprut, statesman, physician and poet at the time of the Halif of
Dinner and overnight in Cordoba
Hotel Maimonides 3***/ or similar
Day 4-Cordoba- Caceres- Hervas
Depart Andalucia in the morning and continue to the region of Extremadura to the city of Caceres, declared by UNESCO as a world Heritage Site.
Visit the Plaza Mayor square, Ovando palace, Golfines Palace and the Jewish Quarter within the barrier walls and outside.
Leave Caceres to the small village of Hervas that sits in the edge of the river Ambroz. Many of its inhabitants are descendants of the
Marranos, we will visit the village and the Jewish Quarter.
Take part in a musical tour of the village with a band playing Spanish
Jewish music (ladino songs).
Hotel Hospederia Valle del Ambroz 4****/ or similar
Day 5- Hervas- Segovia- Madrid Airport
After breakfast, drive to Segovia. Tour the ancient Roman
Acueduct. Continue to the Jewish Quarter, church Corpus Christi, which is the Great Synagogue of Segovia, and Shabat Promenade.
Visit Alcazar- the palace of Ferdinand and Isabella and see the
Jewish Didactic Center, A interactive exposition about the Jewish life in Segovia.
Workshop about leadership in Segovia, mainly around the figures of Abraham Senior and Isaac Abarbanel, who led the jewish community at the time of the Expulsion of the Jewish Community from Spain.
After this activity continue to Barajas airport in Madrid.