Private Barcelona Jewish Quarter Tour with Local Expert Guide


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From $137.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: madrid, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

This 2-hour private historic tour will open all the remains of Jewish culture and history which are located in two Jewish Quarters of Barcelona - Ell Call Major and El Call Menor. Your expert guide will show you the Greater Synagogue of Barcelona and you will learn a lot about local history and culture of the place.

• Explore Jewish Quarter with a professional guide
• Visit El Call Major and El Call Menor
• Check out the ancient Synagogue of Barcelona
• Get immersed into atmosphere of old time


What's Included

Must see and off the beaten path

All Fees and Taxes

Customizable itinerary

Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour

Friendly local guide

Hotel pickup

Private walking tour

Public transport tickets

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 13
  • ADULT: Age: 14 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The Jewish Quarter is a labyrinth of alleys where the atmosphere of the Middle Ages comes to life. Since the 9th century, Jews began to settle here.
Other townspeople envied their wealth and feared their knowledge, suspecting that Jews were sorcerers. In 1492, the Inquisition ravaged the quarter and the Jews were expelled from Barcelona. In the Jewish quarter you will find the old synagogue, the mysterious Alchemist's House and antique dealers. The narrow streets look the same as they did centuries ago.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Major Synagogue
One of the main attractions of the Jewish Quarter of Barcelona is the Old Synagogue, which is considered the oldest in Europe. According to some reports, it was built in the ancient Roman period, and there is some Roman influence in the architecture of the synagogue.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

MUHBA - El Call
In the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, just off the popular pedestrianized La Rambla, is the ancient Jewish Quarter El Call. The main street of the Jewish Quarter was considered to be Carrer de Sant Domènec: kosher butchers' shops and houses of the most respected members of the Jewish community were located here.

El Call in its past was a Jewish Quarter, the name of the quarter comes from the Catalan language and means the place of residence of Jewish communities. The Jewish community of Barcelona was one of the largest communities in the region.
The history of Jewish communities in Europe originated in the early Middle Ages and ended with the French Revolution. The last Jewish quarter in Europe that ceased to exist in 1870 was located in Rome.
In Barcelona, the Jewish Quarter El Call was located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
The Gothic Quarter in Barcelona gets its name from the surviving medieval buildings dating from the 14th to 15th centuries. Located between Plaza Catalunya and Calle Laietana, the Gothic Quarter, along with La Ribera and El Raval, is part of the Old Town.

Its intricate narrow streets and ancient architecture attract millions of tourists to Spain every year.
In one of the shops in the area called Oliver you can also visit a very interesting historical monument - the perfectly preserved ruins of an ancient Jewish bath.

The main street in the Jewish quarter was the street that is currently called Sant Domènec del Call
Many historical monuments have been preserved in the Jewish quarter. Here you can visit the Ancient Barcelona Synagogue - Synagogue Major, located at Carrer de Marlet, 5, which is currently a museum with a rich collection of exhibits illustrating the history of the Jewish quarter.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

A wonderful experience
Pamela L, 02-07-2022
What a lovely afternoon with Florenta Vinas. Knowledgeable and her presentation was lovely. She was able to provide us with an experience we will never forget




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