Córdoba boasts one of Spain’s three remaining pre-Inquisition synagogues, built in 1315, two blocks west of the northern wall of La Mezquita. The synagogue is noted particularly for its stuccowork, including Mudéjar patterns on the entrance and Hebrew inscriptions from the Psalms inside. The east wall contains a large orifice where the Tabernacle was placed (the scrolls of the Pentateuch were kept inside), and you can still see the balcony where women worshipped. After Spain expelled the Jews in 1492, the synagogue was converted into a hospital, then in 1588, a Catholic chapel.
- Frommer's Staff