Jewish Heritage in Spain and Portugal

Granada (S, SP)

Alhambra“See Granada and then die”, the Arabs used to say.  The Alhambra, Moorish palace built in the 13th-14th Cent., was popularized by the stories of Washington Irving.  Along with the Generalife gardens and Albaicín (old Moorish neighborhood), it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The last Moorish kingdom to be conquered by the Catholic monarchs, it is here that they wrote the edict expelling the Jews from Spain in 1492.


Jewish Granada