The recent discovery of the Jewish quarter of Lorca in 2003 is exceptional because of its state of conservation and because it has offered important archaeological information to better understand this type of buildings in the 15th century.
The Synagogue of Lorca presents a rectangular floor plan with two open entrances to a patio. One of which allows access to a vestibule where a pool is located to perform the ablutions prior to prayer, and connects with a large meeting room surrounded by benches attached to the walls, where remains of the Holy Ark are preserved (arón ha -qodesh) and the reading platform (bimá), as well as the space between them (Via Sacra). To the gallery of women (matroneum) arranged aloft was accessed by a third entrance.
It is also noteworthy the discovery of multiple glass fragments that have allowed to reconstruct twenty lamps with which this building was illuminated.
The visit is included within the thematic space Fortaleza del Sol - Castillo de Lorca.
Guided tours in Spanish: 11: 30h, 13: 30h and 16: 30h.
More info: http://lorcatallerdeltiempo.es/bensakar/inicio
T. 968 479 003
Special Christmas schedule 2018:
Days 24 and 31 December, and 5 Jan. only visits in the morning. Special guided tour in Spanish at 4:30 p.m. (Synagogue, Aljibe Grande and Torre Alfonsina, duration approx.
Days 25 Dec., 1 and 6 Jan., special guided tour in Spanish at 12.00 (Synagogue, Aljibe Grande and Torre Alfonsina, Duration 1.30 approx.)
Price: 4 euros + entrance to the Fortaleza del Sol. Children under 12 years old do not pay.