Jewish quarter : Michelin's recommendations
White alleys, doors opening onto floral patios, ornamental grills and typical bars, from which comes a sound accompanied by guitars and handclapping, it is impossible to resist the charm of the Jewish district. The Jews arrived in Cordoba before the Arabs and very quickly occupied an important place in business and the teaching of science. They greeted the Muslims sympathetically and grouped together in this district made up of a multitude of small streets concentrated around the Almodóvar gate, before undertaking the construction of a superb synagogue in the Judíos street. When Ferdinand III completed the reconquest of the town (1236), the Jews maintained the influence that they had gained through their academies. But little by little they were the target of racial persecution (in the middle of the 13C) and they were taxed under the guise of maintaining the Catholic church. Thereafter they were accused of all sorts of crimes until in 1492 Isabel the Catholic ordered their expulsion from Spain.