IBN TIBBON

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Entering the district of the Realejo, just after the Calle Reyes Catolicos, you'll meet the statue of one of the famous son of the ancient Jewish quarter : Judah Ibn Tibbon.



Born in 1120, he was a physician but especially a translator. This statue is especially dedicated to his talent as a translator, a skill which was highly needed in a cross-cultural andalusian world. However, after the Almohad conquest of Al-Andalus, Ibn Tibbon fled to France. He died in Marseille in 1190.

Due to its low pedestal, the statue is not exempt from the ravages of tourism, and it needed a clean up a few months ago.

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