Girona Jewish Quarter Private Tour

1:30 h
Plaça de Catalunya, 17004 Girona


135 €

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The Jews left in Girona an indelible trace of their religion, customs and culture. Centuries after their expulsion, these signs are still very visible, if you know where to look.

Therefore, we have devised this tour with the focus on the Jewish quarter. We want you to learn about the history of the Jews of Girona and the importance of their legacy not only in the city, but also in Israel itself. With a local guide, exclusively for your group, you will know not only the most important monuments and places of the Jewish quarter, but you will also learn more about them so that your visit will be as enriching as possible.

Description and tour

The history of the Jews in Girona lasted more than six hundred years. On the tour we will discover why they came, where they came from, why they left and everything that happened in between. As in Seville, Toledo or Barcelona, cities that hosted large Jewish communities, the main feature that we find in the Jewish quarter of Girona is that it had to coexist with a much larger Christian community. 

Six centuries go a long way and the frictions between the two populations are numerous and well documented. From the hand of our local guides we will understand why these conflicts occurred. We will see how the Jews lived in the Middle Ages in a city that, in time, was openly hostile to them, and we will delve into the events that led the Jews to remain locked inside the neighborhood for years.

Of course, we will talk about the Inquisition and its growing opposition to Judaism, and how little by little, enclosed within its walls, the Jews tried to flourish with everything against them. We will talk about their progress towards their people, especially with regard to Kabbalah and theological studies of the Torah, and we will learn about the lives of great figures who are still influential in Israel today, such as Nahamanides.

And finally, the tour will momentarily leave the Jewish quarter to visit the Gironella Tower. This tower housed entire families of Jews to protect them from the violent mob that shook Spain, and by extension Girona, in 1391. 

If you want to discover the history of Girona you can book our Free Tour of Girona

Where is the starting location of the jewish Girona Private Tour?

The meeting point is Plaça de Catalunya, Girona. In front of the Eat Sleep Cycle Café, next to the ice cream shop La Gioconda.


135 €

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