Barcelona Jewish Quarter

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Jony
Quality Verified Registered on February 14, 2020

Hi there, I'm Jony, a journalist and art student born in Argentina and living in Barcelona for the past 4 years. I created my tours to bring to light the rich history of Barcelona: centuries of history and characters that lived in these alleyways. My main goal is for each person who takes a tour with me to enjoy it while learning about the city's timeline, from the time when the Romans founded Barcino to modern and contemporary Barcelona. I hope to take you on an imaginary and real journey through the city.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

Discover the Jewish Quarter of Barcelona.

Small Groups Tours

We will start the tour by walking through the streets of the Gothic Quarter, in the heart of old Barcelona, where we will get into the corners and alleys that gave life to the Call, the Jewish quarter of the Middle Ages.

We will talk about how they lived, their trades, customs, important personalities and the great cultural legacy that survived to this days. We will listen to some Sephardic music and we will appreciate the beautiful hagadot of Catalonia that are still preserved (a compilation of Pesaj books, the Jewish Passover). We will visit the great synagogue, the oldest in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe, and some of the most emblematic places of Jewish life in medieval times.

During the tour we will describe what happened to the Sephardic and Catalan Jews during these centuries; and how they were returning to these lands. The prosperous and happy life of the Sephardic Jews in the Iberian Peninsula ended tragically and abruptly with the expulsion of the Catholic Monarchs in 1492; but over time, and despite the fact that more than five centuries have passed, a new Jewish life makes its way through these same streets and corners of the city.

  • Learn about the history of the Jews in the Iberian Peninsula
  • Visit the emblematic places of Jewish life in medieval Barcelona.
  • Discover the beautiful hagadot of Catalonia and listen to some Sephardic Jewish music.
  • Find out about the inquisition and religious persecution.
  • Learn about the culture, trades, customs and great figures.
  • Find out what happened to the Sephardic and Catalan Jews from the year 1492 to the present.

If the days or times do not suit your availability, or the tour that you chose is complete, write me privately so we can always see how to coordinate.

Where to find me:
Next to the metro station "Jaume I" exit (next to the elevator door) on Placa de l'Ángel. I will be dressed in a black T-shirt or jacket, a yellow folder and a small blue backpack so that I can be easily recognized

It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Jaume I, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
    Jaume I, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    Next to the exit of the metro Station - Jaume I

  • 1
    Outside visit
    the roman wall
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Plaça Sant Jaume
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Call of Barcelona
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ancient synagogue
  • 5
    Outside visit
    MUHBA El Call
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Saint Iu Square
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Plaça del Rei

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Sharon 31 Aug 2023
Be'er Ya'akov

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Extremely knowledgeable and involved with all aspects of Jewish history in Barcelona and beyond. Strongly recommend. However, Jonys accent was a bit hard to understand at times but he more than compensated with his desire to convey his knowledge.
Anne 27 Aug 2023
Fort Lauderdale

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Jony’s research and knowledge will amaze you. If you’re interested in the rich and complex history of the Jewish people in Barcelona, this is for you. Watch the tourists walking around who have no idea what they are seeing, —Jony explains so much and with great detail and passion.
Simuka 17 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Jony is very knowledgeable and you can tell he has a deep as soon for this subject matter! I learned so much and am very grateful for him teaching me so much.
Evelyn 16 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Fabulous tour. Thank you
Terry 11 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Jony is delightful and a wealth of information. At times, his accent combined with a history lesson was a little hard to catch. Well worth it though.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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