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Barcelona Jewish Quarter
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.
Discover the Jewish Quarter of Barcelona.
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 1942; 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.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Jaume I, 08002 Barcelona, SpainJaume I, 08002 Barcelona, SpainDirections
1Outside visitthe roman wall
2Outside visitPlaça Sant Jaume
3Outside visitCall of Barcelona
4Outside visitAncient synagogue
5Outside visitMUHBA El Call
6Outside visitSaint Iu Square
7Outside visitPlaça 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).
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