The splendor of the Medieval Jewish Heritage of Barcelona
This two hour walking tour will take us to the narrowest alleys of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona to experience how the life of the biggest jewish community of the Kingdom of Aragon and Catalunya was during the Middle Ages. We will visit the greater medieval Synagogue of Barcelona and the Museum of the jewish heritage of Barcelona. We will discover the important role this community played not only in the every day life of the city of Barcelona and the Kingdom of Aragon but also how important and well connected the Talmudic and Kabbalah scholars from Barcelona were with other jewish scholars from jewish communities around the Mediterranean. We will learn about the local key talmudic law and Kabbalah scholars from the middle ages whose works are still studied now a days.
*If you book the tour on Saturday please keep in mind that the Synagogue will be closed due to Sabbath.
-Walk throughout the narrow alleys of El Call , the Medieval Jewish Quarter of Barcelona.
-King's Square and steps of Royal Palace, place were scholars claim Christopher Columbus was welcomed by the Catholic Kings after his first expedition to the Americas.
-Greater Medieval Synagogue of Barcelona
-Museum of Jewish heritage of Barcelona.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 2 hours
This is mainly a walking tour, Old City Barcelona was not built to be driven by cars or mini vans, the streets and alleys are very narrow. Most of the streets we will explore are just for pedestrians.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4 € - Entrance of Medieval Synagogue: 2,5 €
Entrance of Jewish Heritage Museum: 1,5 €
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Cayetano knows and loves the cIty of Barcelona, and it shows! He brings the history of the city to life with his knowledge of the old town and its history, which he presents clearly and with humor. We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Highest possible recommendation!