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The Jewish Quarter in Barcelona

 

 

 

 

History

Jewish Heritage

Walking Tour

Signature Tour

Did you know that the only example of medieval housing still preserved in Barcelona is located in the old Jewish Quarter of Barcelona? Did you know that we have an old church in an old synagogue?

We know that in Barcelona there were Jews in the 9th century and soon after they were a big community with a defined neighborhood. The Barcelona Jews played a very important role in the splendor of the Crown of Aragon and the growth of Barcelona. We suggest you follow in his footsteps to discover how Barcelona welcomed the Jews, how they lived with Christians and how they were expelled at the end of the 14th century.

During the tour, we will visit the Call Interpretation Center. That’s why this itinerary is only available on Wednesdays and Fridays morning and Saturday and Sunday morning or afternoon.

How does the old Jewish Quarter of Barcelona tour work?

You will meet with your local private guide at the intersection of Plaça Nova with Carrer del Bisbe (Bishop Street) to start your walk through the alleys of the Old Barcelona.

You will explore the foundation of the city, the arrival of the first Jews, the creation of its neighborhood called El Call and their social organization and traditions. A visit to the Interpretation Center will reveal the latest results of research done by the Museum of History of Barcelona (MUHBA).

Then, a walk will take you to their major synagogue located in the heart of the Call to know their relationship with the Barcelona Christians and how the deep crisis of the 14th century meant the beginning of the end of their life in Spain.

Will we also know the history of the city of Barcelona?

Absolutely. To make you understand the history of the Jewish community in Barcelona we need to explain the history of the city. In fact, the Jews played a very important role in the splendor of the city of Barcelona in the middle ages. Their relationship with the Count of Barcelona and King of Aragon as well as with the Christian Barcelona will also mark their destiny. In addition, we will do this in a very didactic way with drawings and images to give you a visual idea of ​​the medieval Barcelona. In addition, you will also know the lives of the most representative Jews of the Barcelona community.

Given that this is a private and personalized visit, the course and the explanations can be adapted to your interests.

Is there any entrance fee?

Yes. The ticket for the Interpretation Center of Call has a price of 2 € and there is the possibility to visit the old major synagogue of Barcelona for a price of 3 € 50. If you book directly through our online booking system, you will see that ticket prices are added to the invoice amount. In this way you can know the final price of the guided tour of the old Jewish Quarter of Barcelona.

180€

Price per group (1-6 people)

  • A Private Tour Guide just for you and your party. You won’t be sharing your guide with strangers.
  • The VAT is included in the price as well. We are a 100% legal company.
  • The entrance fee to the Call Interpretation Center (2€20) and to the Old Synagogue (3€50)
  • Just click the button Book Now located on the right. This will lead you towards our on-line booking system where you will choose the date, the hour and the number of people in the party.
  • Once all the details confirmed, you will be asked for the on-line payment. We use an encrypted system managed by Bookeo.
  • Before confirming any booking we strongly advise reading our Terms and Conditions.

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Duration: 2h

Meeting Point: Plaça Nova corner with Bisbe Street

Explore the Old Jewish Quarter

Price: 180€ / price per group (1-6)

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Are you on a cruise-ship? In this case, we advise to reach the starting point by taxi.

Anna was great! She was informative without being boring, catered to our specific sight-seeing requests, and kept us fully enlightened and entertained. How this woman has so much knowledge, I don’t know! She literally had the answer to every single question we had. We stopped for a coffee mid-way as she could sense we were getting tired from walking and I enjoyed chatting to her socially. I 100% recommend her for anyone going to Barcelona!

Anne M.

We engaged Anna for a 3 days private tour in Barcelona. She is very dedicated and knowledgeable on every places of interest in Barcelona. When my child wasn’t feeling too well during the trip, she was flexible and accommodative to our last minute changes and requests. My family truly enjoyed our trip in Barcelona and had a wonderful time spent with Anna. If you are looking for customized private tour, Anna will be the best person to engage!!

Isabel N.

We concur with all the previous wonderful reviews of Anna and her team. We ended up having three tours with Anna and each one was different, informative and superb. If you would prefer to soak in the city and keep your nose out of the guide books and maps contact Barcelonina. Our trip to Spain had been derailed but once we contacted Jordi, everything started to improve. These folks have it together, make great suggestions on what to do and are patient with letting you make up your mind. Barcelona would not have been nearly as fascinating without them.

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