CORDOBA: After leaving the Mezquita, we walked around the old Jewish quarter, the Juderia. Córdoba likes to boast that the great Jewish scholar Moses Maimonides (also known as “Rambam”) was born here (in 1135), though he did most of his thinking elsewhere since his family was forced into exile by the Almohades when he was only thirteen. This modern sculpture memorializes the famous thinker on a little street named after him just outside the best-preserved synagogue in Spain.