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Jewish Quarter

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Gemma Calveras

  • Locations

    Girona, Catalonia, Spain

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    €135 EUR per trip
  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Avg Distance

    2 kms

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged with the guide

  • Starting Location

    Girona, Spain

  • Price Includes

    Expert local guide

  • Notes

    Optional but highly recommended is the Jewish History Museum where we can see the last Mikveh of the Jewish community, “matsevot”, medieval documents like one quetuba, etc. Entrances fees not included

Highlights

  • Enjoy the nice patios and alleyways of the Jewish Quarter at the same time as you discover the history of medieval Jews
  • With the aid of a private guide, learn of the great Cabalist Rabbai Nahmanides
  • Spend time walking up and down the beautiful, narrow cobbled streets in the Jewish Quarter of Girona

Guide

Trip Info

Shalom!

I invite you to uncover the history of the Jewish people who lived in Girona for six centuries during the Middle Ages.

Girona’s Jewish quarter, called “Call” in Catalan, is one of the best well-preserved Jewish quarters in Spain.

Through this walking tour, we will discover where the old synagogues were located, the layout of the Call and the life of some families like Jucef Ravaya, administrator of Girona and Besalú, who served King Peter the Great and was royal treasurer.

Girona is the city where the great Cabalist and Rabbi Mosse ben Nahman called “the Ramban” was born.

Optional but highly recommended is the Jewish History Museum, which is located at the very heart of the Jewish Quarter. The visit to this museum permits us to see the “matsevot” or gravestones with Hebrew inscriptions coming from Montjuïc cemetery. It also contains medieval documents like one quetuba and notary papers. And the last mikveh of Girona’s Jewish community, in use until 1492.

Your adventure awaits!

Gemma Calveras

Gemma is a private guide that leads sightseeing tours in Girona, Spain. She creates customized tours for travelers that reflect their interests.

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