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Certain historians have identified Cádiz with the biblical Tarshish ; Jews may have been living there during the period of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula. A Jew, Samuel of Cádiz, was among those allocated properties in the area after its reconquest and resettlement in the 13th century.

The Jewish settlement increased in importance when the island on which Cádiz was situated became linked with the mainland by silt from the Guadalquivir. More about Cádiz Jewry is known during the 15th century. The Inquisition's ruthless handling of cases from Cádiz tried in 1481 in Seville shows that a community of Conversos existed there at this time.

When the Jews were expelled from Andalusia, those of Cádiz moved to Castile. A number of Jews, Moses and Isaac Aben Zemerro, among others were granted safe conducts to settle their affairs in the city.

According to the chronicler Bernaldez, 8,000 Jews left from Cádiz, mainly for North Africa, on the expulsion from Spain (1492). The 1877 census showed 209 Jews in Cádiz, mostly from Morocco, but no permanent community was formed.

During World War II, the port of Cádiz became one of the escape routes for Jews who crossed Spain clandestinely fleeing Nazi barbarism.

Cadiz is one of the oldest cities in Europe, founded by the Phoenicians at the time of the reign of King Solomon Cadiz has an unknown but fascinating Jewish history.

This tour is part of the Jewish Andalusian Heritage Route, a cultural project recognized by the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage, AEPJ, and the Council of Europe.

- La Caleta Beach.
- Cathedral square.
- Arco de la Rosa.
- Casa del Almirante.
- Barrio del Populo.
- Town hall.
- Casa de Barros y de la Rosa.
- Central Market.
- Torre Tavira.
- Oratorio de San Felipe Neri.
- San Antonio square.
- House of Josepha Cohen.
- House of the Aramburu family.
- Archaeological Museum.
- The Mora Palace.
- Cortes de Cadiz Monument.
- Moshe Yanai Memorial.

This tour can be done in three hours, but we strongly recommend doing a full day tour so we can get inside some of the monuments, and also include lunch either a casual one in the market or a more formal one in Restaurante El Faro.

Tips: Summer is very pleasant in Cadix so we can do the day tour during the entire year.

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