Business meetings in the Cities of Sepharad
Synagogue of Santa María La Blanca. Toledo
Ayuntamiento de Cáceres
Calle Judería Vieja in Cáceres
Choosing Spain to arrange your business event is always a guarantee of success. We propose holding your congress or corporate function in the some of the monuments, museums and conference centres in six cities which are notable for their unique Jewish cultural, monumental and gastronomic heritage: Avila (Castile-León), Cáceres (Extremadura), Cordoba (Andalusia), Girona (Catalonia), Segovia (Castile-León) and Toledo (Castile-La Mancha). They are all part of the 'Meetings in Sefarad' association, and belong to the Spanish Jewish Network. These six destinations also have a range of first-rate infrastructures and an extensive hotel capacity, as well as offering a series of attractive incentive programmes.
Avila Its old city and the churches standing outside the city walls have been awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO. Its Jewish heritage features particularly the El Pocillo Synagogue, the Garden of Mosé de León, the Mysticism Interpretation Centre and the Basilica of San Vicente. The city's business facilities include the Lienzo Norte conference and exhibition centre (seating 1,400 people), venues in special settings, auditoriums… More information: www.avilaturismo.com Baeza The city is home to some attractive buildings, including Renaissance palaces and churches, the old university, the cathedral and the San Felipe Neri seminary. Baeza also conserves the essence of Jewish, Roman and Arabic cultures, among others. Venues for reunions and work meetings include historic buildings such as the San Francisco auditorium (a 16th-century building), the Los Descalzos Auditorium and the current Exhibition and Congress Centre. More information: www.ubedaybaezaturismo.com Cáceres The old city of Cáceres has been declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO, and some of the places to visiting are the ancient Jewish Quarter in the lower part of the walled enclosure, the street known as the Barrio de San Antonio, and the New Jewish Quarter on the outskirts of the walled city. Cáceres is also home to the San Francisco cultural centre (an old Franciscan convent dating from the 15th century) and a conference centre. More information: www.turismo.caceres.es Cordoba This city has a lovely Jewish quarter in the heart of its historic centre, which has been declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO. It is delightful to stroll around its narrow winding streets. Cordoba's congress infrastructure includes numerous meeting venues and a conference centre in the old part of the city. More information: www.turismodecordoba.org
Girona It has one of the best-conserved Jewish quarters in Western Europe, and still maintains all the charm of past times. Places to visit include its museum of Jewish history and the Nahmanides Study Institute. It also has a modern auditorium and conference centre with an area of over 10,000 m². More information: www.gironaconventiobureau.com Segovia The monumental site comprising the Jewish quarter in Segovia is one of the most charming parts of the historic centre, whose old city and aqueduct have been awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO. Other places to visit include the Old Main Synagogue, the Teaching Centre, the gate of San Andrés, the Segovia Museum and the Jewish Cemetery. Its special venues and fully equipped rooms make the ideal setting for any event. More information: www.segoviacongresos.com Toledo Its Jewish legacy is one of the most important in Europe, and its historic city holds the world Heritage Designation from the UNESCO. Its most outstanding monuments include the two synagogues and the Jewish Toledo Visitor Centre. It also has a conference centre, auditoriums, shows for groups in synagogues, museums, palaces … if you're looking for an incentive programme, the possibilities available include dramatised visits, dinners with a show featuring Sephardic gastronomy and music, tapas and wine routes… More information: www.toledoconventionbureau.com Úbeda The Renaissance left its mark on the city, as did the Jewish, Roman and Arabic cultures. The gates of Úbeda, Granada and El Losal are a testament to the building techniques used in the Muslim era. The 16th-century imperial Santiago Hospital now operates as an exhibition and congress centre for meetings of up to 500 people. www.turismodeubeda.com You'll find all the information you need on the official webpage of the Spanish Jewish network.