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Jewish Quarter

Trip at a Glance

  • 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 Mikveh, the “matsevot”, and medieval documents like one quetuba. The entrance fee to this museum is not included.

Highlights

  • Visit the Jewish History Museum, and learn about the Jewish history of Girona.
  • With the aid of a private guide, learn of the great Cabalist, Rabbai Nahmanides, and more.
  • Spend time walking down the beautiful, narrow cobbled streets in the Jewish Quarter of Girona.

Guide

Trip Info

Shalom!
Enjoy the nice patios and alleyways of the Jewish Quarter at the same time as you discover the history of medieval Jews.

Girona’s Jewish Quarter is one of the best well-preserved Jewish quarters in Spain.
A nice stroll up and down through the cobbled streets of the “Call” or Jewish Quarter in Catalan will get us to know the neighborhood where the Jewish people lived for six centuries.
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. Furthermore, he was a poet, doctor and Rabbi of Catalunya,
We will uncover the history of the Jewish people who lived in Girona during the Middle Ages.

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