In the year of 1492, after the Edict of Expulsion, this community, so old in the Peninsula, was forced to abandon it, and there were many who kept the keys to their houses hoping that one day they could return to what was their land and that of their ancestors.
It is here that the myth of Sepharad is born.
Our itinerary will begin in front of the Church of Santa Ana, to go through the streets and slopes of the right bank of the Darro River, the neighborhoods of Almanzora, Realejo and Antequeruela, where, according to the sources, the Jewish quarter is located.
During this visit, the great characters who marked that history will occupy a very prominent place. We will explain the ins and outs and consequences of the Edict of Expulsion, we will mention the decisive contribution of Jewish scholars in the transmission of knowledge at that time, then we will enter the labyrinth of alleys, on the slopes of the Mauror, trying to relocate the mythical palace of the vizier Jewish Samuel Ibn Nagrella (Ha-Nagid), sung by poets of the stature of Solomon Ibn Gabirol, and which was located, according to the sources, under the Vermilion Towers.
We will be able to contemplate modest, but evocative remains of tombs, (macabrillas), embedded in the walls of a convent and a centenary cistern. The passage through the two doors that gave access to the Jewish quarter, the door of the sun and the door of the potters, now disappeared, indicate that, with all probability, the neighborhood would not have well-defined boundaries
In these settings, and always accompanied by an official guide who specializes in the subject, we will recall significant fragments of daily and cultural life, of the once very dynamic and populous Garnata-al-Yahud.