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Girona: Jewish Heritage Guided City Tour and Museum Visit

Product ID: 309788
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Discover the Girona's Jewish Quarter, one of the best-preserved from the Middle Ages in Europe. Enjoy a guided visit to the Museum of Jewish History, the last synagogue of the city before expulsion in 1492.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Spanish, English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk the cobbled streets of one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in Europe
  • Discover the life and history of Girona’s Jewish community
  • Visit to the Museum of Jewish History on a guided tour
  • See the hometown of Nachmanides, the most important rabbi, doctor, and philosopher of Girona
Full description
Meeting at 10 AM in Plaça de Sant Feliu, begin your guided tour through the Jewish neighborhood of Girona, one of the best-preserved in Europe. This district is located in the heart of the city and is full of ancient remains from its Roman and Medieval past. Known locally as “the Call”, this area was home to 1,000 inhabitants during the Middle Ages, making it one of the most important Jewish communities in Spain's history.

As you explore the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter — hometown of Nahmanides, the Medieval Kabbalistic philosopher, physician and Sephardic rabbi — you'll visit the spots where the city's 3 synagogues were located.

During the guided tour you will find out all about the customs and traditions of the Jewish people who lived here, as well as the tools that they used, and the design of their houses. You'll also visit the Museum of Jewish History to learn about their way of life.

Your guide will then lead you around the labyrinthine streets while explaining the history of the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, an act that ended 600 years of coexistence. After 3 hours exploring the Call, your tour will come to an end, and you'll have newfound knowledge of the profound influence that the Jewish community left in Girona.
Includes
  • Walking tour of the Jewish Quarter
  • Entrance to the Museum of Jewish History
  • Expert guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Our meeting point is in Plaça Sant Feliu, beside "The River Caffe", Girona city.

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From US$ 41.19 per person

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Product ID: 309788