How much do we actually know about one of Mallorca's most ancient cultures?
If you are either a Jewish visitor to Mallorca or your ancestors belonged to that millenary culture, a visit to the city of Palma is something you cannot miss.
The Jews stablished on the Balearic Islands for the first time in the 5th century A. D. and we still being home for the descendants of what has become one of the most ancient ethnic groups in our history.
However, most people do not know so much about them as one could think.
Join me on this tour and I will unveil, one by one, all the fascinating mysteries about a culture without which presence we could not understand Palma's history.
Do we know exactly where they lived? Do we know how many of them there were? Where did they come from? Do we actually know which their main jobs were? What relation did they have with the Kings of Mallorca? And with the Kings of Aragon? When did exactly all the persecutions begin? Why was the Jewish Quarter created? And, who created it?
We will find out together the answers to all of these questions and even more!
We will basically visit the three neighborhoods in the city that keep a strong historical bond with the Jewish comunity in Palma.
We will start at the Cathedral; then we will move to the Main Square; next we will visit the area between the Main Square and the Town Hall; finally we will stroll through the Main Jewish Quarter, a neighborhood located in the old town's southeast.
I am not giving you any more details about the visit since I want we to unravel together all the interesting facts concerning the Jewish comunity in Palma; more precisely, the facts that affected the medieval Jews between the 13th and 15th century.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: How to get to Parc de la Mar: you need to take the shuttle bus from the cruise ship to the city center. The shuttle leaves you next to a breakwater called Escollera. Once you get off the bus, you go towards the Cathedral (the Cathedral is really huge and it will be in front of you as you get off the shuttle, so there is no way you miss it). Then, you cross the motorway by the pedestrian crossing and... that is it! The esplanade with an artificial lake you will see before you is Parc de la Mar.
Duration: 3 hours
I can arrange a tour for larger groups.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 € - Personal expenses
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Albert was absolutely awesome. Highly knowledgeable of every facet of local and European history.