They lived alongside the Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Christians, and, over the years they established one of the deepest cultural roots in Spain, and one with the most personality. They shone with their own light in the Middle Ages, and they left the Peninsula in 1492, expelled by decree by the Catholic Monarchs. But even today, their memory remains strong.
The legacy of Spanish Jews, the Sephardim, is evident in a splendid melting pot of archaeological ruins, museums, documentary evidence and even entire neighbourhoods that have managed to preserve their essence through the centuries. The network of Spanish Jewish quarters includes Avila, Barcelona, Besalu, Caceres, Calahorra, Cordoba, Estella-Lizarra, Girona, Hervas, Jaen, Leon, Monforte de Lemos, Oviedo, Palma de Mallorca, Plasencia, Ribadavia, Segovia, Tarazona, Toledo, Tortosa and Tudela. Together, they comprise a fascinating grouping that explores, via the Sephardic paths, the most important Jewish heritage in Spain.
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