Free tour - Medieval Jewish Quarter

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

The best guides with whom to take a free walking tour that you can find throughout Barcelona, ​​specialists in history and art.

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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

Tour description

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 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

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

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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Bonny 31 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Jony was great! He clearly is passionate about this subject. His enthusiasm and enjoyment was contagious. Most important-Jony is supremely knowledgeable. We learned a ton-and enjoyed every minute.
Pablo 29 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Muy buen tour. Si deseas hacer un tour diferente en Barcelona, es este. No solo por su tematica sino porque Jony lo trasmite de una manera genial, explicando de todo y no solo de la vida Judía. Sin dudas, eltour más completo de los que hice hasta ahora. Recomendado!!!
Sònia 28 Jan 2023

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Travelled in family - Jan 2023
Molt molt recomanable!!!! Molt interessant i amb un gran coneixement del Jony. Excel·lent!!!
Begoña 28 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
El tour por el barrio judío es muy entretenido tanto por la buena información historica como por las anécdotas de la vida cotidiana, sería una pena venir a Barcelona y no hacer este tour!
Erika 24 Jan 2023
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Travelled in family - Jan 2023
We really enjoyed the tour. Jony was very well informed and shared with us interesting stories and history. He has done lots of research, knows a lot of great info, and had answers to all our questions. Jony was really a great guide. Highly recommend!
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Who is this tour for?

Does not accept large group reservations.
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.
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