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Sinagoga del Agua, Ubeda

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Visit a truly hidden gem in the Spanish city of Ubeda at Sinagoga del Agua, a relic of Judaism in Spain that lay undiscovered behind a local home until 2006. Explore the synagogue, which lies below street level, and its warren of tunnels and rooms. Entry to the underground complex includes access to the synagogue itself, as well as a guided tour through the rooms, with background on the history of Jews in Spanish cities from medieval times to the present day. Ponder the mystery of the site’s construction and the lives of those who used it. Be sure to check the online schedule for special events and talks on a variety of subjects throughout the year. Keep in mind that although information is available in printed form in English, the tours are conducted in Spanish. To visit Sinagoga del Agua and other attractions in Ubeda, use our Ubeda holiday planner.
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  • A fascinating look into the "secret" life of the Jews of Ubeda at the times when they were persecuted and forced underground. The underground synagogue and its accompanying rooms and wells were intrig...  more »
  • A must see in Ubeda! The site of this museum was discovered only in 2010. It was used by the Jewish community for hundreds and perhaps even thousands of years and was abandoned likely some time after ...  more »
  • We had an enthusiastic guide who is involved in the recovery project for this synagogue, and it was great to hear how it was discovered. Interesting and well presented although small so beware going w...  more »
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  • Amazing place, unmissable spot, incredible history. The synagogue has been hidden for centuries and it's in an surprisingly good state. Apparently is the only Sephardic synagogue found with all the rooms and compartments that a synagogue should have. It's definitely worth a visit.
  • A hidden gem! The visit, which has a cost of € 4, is done in guided groups. They explain the history of its discovery some years ago and how they have conditioning it. They are a set of 3 Jewish houses that "restored it" to recreate it as faithfully as possible. It is very nice.
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  • מאוד מרגש. יוזמה פרטית של אדם מקומי.שבעת שיפוץ הבית גילו את המקום בית כנסת, בית הרבי כולל מטבח ומיקווה. יפה מאוד
  • It has been better than I expected, very nice and the girl explains it great. I highly recommend it.
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  • Very interesting
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