Located at the heart of the historic city centre, this statue stands as a testament to Maimonides’ influence and legacy.
Moses ben Maimon (1135-1204), also known as Rambam or Maimonides, was a Spanish rabbi and philosopher who made significant contributions to Judaism, Islamic philosophy, and medicine. He wrote extensively on Jewish law and theology, including his famous work The Guide for the Perplexed, which became one of the most influential religious texts ever written. His works were so well respected that he was declared a saint by some sects within Judaism.
The bronze statue depicting Moses ben Maimon is located in Plaza de las Tendillas near Calle Reyes Católicos in Córdoba, Spain. It stands tall at 6 meters high, with its base being 8 meters wide. The artwork was created by sculptor Jacobo Castellano Pérez who incorporated several details into it such as books symbolizing knowledge along with seven stars representing each day of creation from Genesis 1:1-2:3 according to Jewish tradition.
The presence of this statue serves not only as a reminder of Maimonide’s immense contribution, but also celebrates his memory among all those who visit Córdoba today. This tribute has become even more meaningful since 2002 when UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site due to its historical importance for both Jews and Muslims alike during medieval times when they coexisted peacefully here until 1492 when Jews were expelled from Spain following Queen Isabella I’s decree ordering their expulsion from Catholic lands across Europe.