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Girona Jewish Tour

Tour Description

Join our expert guide on this enlightening Girona Jewish Tour, one of the most important cities for the Catalans that was an influential center of learning for the Jewish culture in Cataluña.  Sitting along the Onyar river, it is famous for it´s well preserved medieval wall and the Roman remains of the Forca Vella Fortress.  It holds perhaps one of the best preserved Jewish Quarters in Europe and we will learn about the daily life of the Jews who flourished here before their expulsion in 1492.   Our guide is extremely knowledgeable and will take you back in time to appreciate the history of the Sephardic people in this city.

  • Private Guide  
  • Map with marked itinerary
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time
    • Explore one of the most famous Call´s or Jewish Quarters in Europe
    • Learn about the ways of the Sephardic Jews who flourished in this town
    • Medieval Catalan Construction with influence of many invasions that took place here.

          Jewish Quarter
          Jewish History Museum, Bonastruc ca Port centre

          This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours. As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our guide customize it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us your preferences. Ie: If you are into pastries, have the guide introduce you to the local pastry so you can even have a taste. 

          Duration: 3h
          Start:  10:00 
          Start point: We will designate a meeting point and you will have it ahead of time. 

          *Weekends and holidays: There is a weekend and holiday surcharge of $35.  Local guides charge more when the tour lands on a weekend or holiday.

           Other information

          We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email.  

          Situated on the banks of the Onyar river, the first to inhabit the region were the Iberians giving it the name Gerunda. Then, similar to the rest of Spain, the Visigoths conquered and made it their land until the Moors would come to invade once again. Altogether, Girona would undergo, in total, twenty five sieges and would be captured seven times. The hands of power were passed back and forth with various rulers claiming it as their own.

          There is evidence that Jews have been present in this area as far back as the 9th century, but the community really began to flourish two centuries later in the 12th century. One of the most important Kabbalistic schools in Europe was founded in Girona allowing the Jewish community to flourish. The Call or Jewish Quarter is perhaps one of the most important and best preserved in Europe.

          You will have an opportunity to visit this with your expert guide along with the Patio de la Estrella and the Jewish history museum, Bonastruc ca Porta Centre, housed in the old Synagogue, that carries one of the most prominent collections of Jewish tombstones. Girona's lovely cobbled alleyways and arches offer a glimpse into the atmosphere of the judería at that time, whereas other monuments, such as the cathedral and Arab baths, illustrate how Girona was a cultural melting pot.

           



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          Group Size:
          $345.00

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