07. The Jewish heritage and the Major Synagogue (3H) - Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
We have wheelchair limits in the Synagogue and the "Call" Interpretation Centre (there are stairs).

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), Italian (fluent), English (fluent), Catalan (fluent)

The Jewish Barcelona with a private licensed guide


Barcelona had one of the most important Jewish communities in Europe. Its relationship with the city was of great importance to the city's history, but its relationship with the Christians was always tense. The 1391 events made them begin their exile, and with the Inquisition they disappeared entirely.

While we walk around their old Quarter, called "Call", we will discover their customs, why they weren't understood and what happened in 1391. We will see what were once their houses, some of them with the mezuzah mark on the door, the purification baths, the recently discovered Major Synagogue, the biggest of the 5 synagogues that the city had, and the Call Interpretation Centre (where they study everything to do with the Jewish people in Barcelona).

We will go into the Synagogue and the "Call" Interpretation Centre


Our entire visit is concentrated in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.
- the old jewish Quarter (el "Call"), where the old jewish community was settled.
- the Major Synagogue: the oldest one in Europe.
- the Interpretation Centre el "Call" (where it's studied everything concerned to the Jewish heritage in Barcelona)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel/apartment; at the cruise ship terminal or wherever we agree (as long as it is in Barcelona).

End location: I will drop you off wherever you want: hotel, cruise ship terminal, etc.
An option is to stay in the Old town, where I will suggest you some restaurants to you (it can be a kosher restaurants) or some activity to do by your own.

Duration: 3 hours

Tours are conducted rain or shine.

Availability: the Synagogue is closed on Saturday and the "Call Interpretation Centre" open on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.



What’s Included

My tour guide private services (you are not part of a larger group)
As I'm a licensed tour guide I can explain inside of the monuments and museums.
I will book / purchase the entrances in advance to skip the lines

Estimated Local Cash Needed

6 EUR - per person.
We will have the following entrances (not included in my fees). You should note that with a Licensed Guide you skip the line and you don't have to pay my entrance:
· Ancient Synagogue: 3,5€ per person
. "Call Interpretation Centre": 2,2€ per person

What’s Extra

Entrances to the different establishments.


I don't have any restriction.

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He was excellent, knowledgeable , & informative.. Highly recommend!
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