FROM OUR JEWISH PAST: SAMBENITOS, SALOMÓN’S HOUSE AND A MENORAH IN THE CATHEDRAL
Tui possesses an important heritage related to the past presence in the city of a Jewish and judeoconvert community. As remains from those times, we have a collection of sambenitos, penance cloaks which judaizing Christian heretics were forced to wear, found in the Cathedral archive and now exhibited in the Diocesan Museum. These pieces are unique in Europe. We also have Salomón’s House, the only of its kind and features in Galicia, located in Canicouva street. It displays a central patio around which the rest of the house spreads. We must not forget the Menorah in the Cathedral cloister, a witness to the relationship between the Jewish and Christian communities. These are the three main elements which have survived to the present day linked to our Jewish past, but many others can be mentioned as well, such as the synagogue, the butcher shop…
Guided tours of the Jewish route
The different free guided tours offered by the Tui City Council include one through the Jewish route (please check the timetables), but you can also do it on your own starting on the Inmaculada square, as the walk is marked with signs and QR codes which guide you through our Jewish heritage. This route is also shown in a map in leaflets available to all visitors at the Tourism Office.