Just to the south-east of the old town, shrouded by the outer city walls, lies one of the city’s most delightful and least known areas: the old Jewish Quarter. This quaint nook of the city is full of narrow streets that open out onto beautiful whitewashed squares with pretty gardens, palatial and humble homes alike. In its time, the Jewish Quarter of Cáceres was one of the jewels of Sepharad.
The neighborhood adapts to the unevenness of the terrain, so there are steep slopes concealed by parapets that give it the popular name of Barrio de la Quebrada, or the “fractured neighborhood,” with the hermitage of San Antonio standing out, located on the site of the old synagogue.
The old Jewish Quarter of Cáceres stands out from the rest of the city because of the sheer beauty of its streets and houses. The small gardens and the olive grove, perhaps the most visited part of the Jewish Quarter, bring color to the houses and a sense of peace for the visitor at any time of day.
Today, the local residents of Cáceres preserve the memory of this once thriving community in their efforts to take care of the old Jewish neighborhood. Thanks to their efforts, it is the perfect place to take a stroll and lose yourself in the heart of the city.