The Jewish quarter of Segovia was a neighborhood of the city of Segovia inhabited by the Hebrew community since at least the 12th century and until its expulsion by the Edict of Granada promulgated by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492 . At the time it was one of the richest and most populated communities in all of Castile . It produced important figures like Abraham Senior and his son-in-law Meyer Melamed, who served the Catholic monarchs up to 1492. Segovia also saw a violent anti-Jewish movement under the influence of the Santa Cruz convent and subsequently as a result of the “Holy Innocent Child” affair at La Guardia. It is easy to find the old Jewish quarter. It is located to the south of the city, between the old Main Synagogue and the streets of Judería Vieja, Santa Ana, el Rastrillo, Plazuela and calle del Socorro, Judería Nueva and Almuzara, although there were also Jewish houses in the vicinity of the Puerta de San Andres .
Plaza Mayor is a town square in Segovia, Spain, located at the end of the street called Calle Real, which is one of the most famous streets in Segovia. Within Plaza Mayor, you can find several significant buildings, such as the town hall, the Juan Bravo Theatre, the San Miguel Church, and the cathedral. The streets of the Jewish Quarter can be found right outside of the Plaza Mayor.
This site presents the former house of Abraham Seneor, a former Jew who later converted to Roman Catholicism. The house has now been converted into a hotel. Abraham Seneor was a Sephardic rabbi, banker, politician, and patriarch of the Coronel family. In 1492, at the age of 80, he converted to Roman Catholicism, taking the name Ferran, Fernan or Fernando Pérez Coronel, thus founding the noble lineage of Coronel. Not all the descendants of Rabbi Abraham Senior, also known as Fernán Pérez Coronel, truly embraced Catholicism. Some were denounced as New Christian judaizers (secret Jews), and punished by the Inquisition, lost their possessions and even were deported to Brazil. Other descendants fled to lands more tolerant to Jews, such as Duarte Saraiva (born 1572), who escaped to Holland, where he adopted the name David Senior Coronel and subsequently went to Brazil, where he was considered the richest man in Dutch Brazil. Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel (1604–57) dedicated his book, Conciliador, to Perez Coronel. Pérez Coronel descendants are scattered around the world, some in Israel, others in Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela, Holland, and the United States.