Barrio Judío


Hervás houses Extremadura's best surviving barrio judío (Jewish quarter), whose narrow streets extend down to the river. This neighbourhood thrived until the 1492 expulsion of the Jews, when most families fled to Portugal. Seek out, in particular, Calles Rabilero and Sinagoga.

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Nearby Extremadura attractions

1. Museo Pérez Comendador-Leroux

0.22 MILES

Within an impressive 18th-century mansion, the Museo Pérez Com­endador-Leroux houses works by Hervás-born, 20th-century sculptor Enrique Pérez Comendador…

2. Museo de la Moto Clásica

0.26 MILES

Set in distinctive conical-roofed buildings 200m north of the river, this museum offers great views and an eclectic collection of classic 20th-century…

3. Museo de la Cereza

6.11 MILES

Step into this little museum in a restored townhouse to find out all about the Valle del Jerte's March-to-May cherry mania and cherry-growing history,…

4. Monasterio de Yuste

12.69 MILES

In a lovely shady setting 1.5km northwest of Cuacos de Yuste, this monastery is where Carlos I of Spain (Charles I; also known as Carlos V of Austria)…

5. Granadilla

13.23 MILES

About 25km west of Hervás, the ghost village of Granadilla is a beguiling reminder of how Extremadura's villages must have looked before modernisation…

6. Yacimiento Romano de Cáparra

14.94 MILES

Unearthed in 1929, the fascinating, substantial remains of the once-splendid Roman city of Cáparra mostly date to around the 1st century. Initially…

7. Museo del Pimentón

15.72 MILES

Learn everything there is to know about pimentón, that wonderfully smokey Spanish paprika beloved by cooks across the country, at this engaging little…

8. Versos Microbodega

20.24 MILES

This excellent little boutique winery produces some lovely reds and an intriguing white. With prior notice, it opens for tastings and for tours of the…