Art and culture 

The Jewish Quarter in Hervás

The influence of the Jewish people who lived in this town five hundred years ago can still be felt in its streets, fiestas and gastronomy.

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Braulio Navas, 6
10700 Hervás , Cáceres (Extremadura)

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  • The influence of the Jewish people who lived in this town five hundred years ago can still be felt in its streets, fiestas and gastronomy.

    Included in the Network of Jewish Quarters in Spain, this architectural site dates back to the 13th century and has been declared a site of historic interest.

    The Jewish Quarter in Hervás is made up of a series of steep, narrow streets lined with houses that have large overhangs and are made from local materials, leading down from the Plaza to the Ambroz river and the medieval stone bridge known as Puente de la Fuente Chiquita.

    A stroll through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter is like stepping back in time, while you can also sample some of the excellent local wine and browse the local handicrafts made from wood, leather, wrought-iron and glass.

    If you come in early July, you'll be able to enjoy the fiesta known as Los Conversos, when you can try some typical Sephardic dishes and traditional sweet treats.

  • Origin:
  • 13th century
  • Construction:
  • Art period:
  • Mudejar
  • Official name :
  • Historic-artistic site

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