Free Tour through the Jewish Quarter of León, the best kept secret

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on January 06, 2020

My name is Raúl, I have a degree in Art History, with a master's degree in "Art, Museums and Historical Heritage Management". I have been an official tourist guide for over 6 years. I have worked as a guide in different cities such as Granada, Seville, Florence, Malaga, Merida, Cáceres, Trujillo and, for 3 years, in Palencia, León and Astorga. The fact of being able to work as a guide in these cities offers me the possibility of knowing them a little better day after day, since in this work, the training must be continued to offer a service with the highest possible quality. Committed to tourist quality, since I am one of the few guides in León who can boast having the "Tourist Quality Commitment" Seal. Come and discover Leon and Astorga with me, surely you have a great time.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

If you are one of those who like history and want a tour that goes beyond the typical , this is your right visit.
Get to know the Jewish quarter of León, which was one of the most important in the entire northwest.
On our tour you will learn about the spaces that the city's Jewish community occupied , its moment of splendor and its subsequent decline.
We will start with the Plaza de la Catedral where you will understand how Jewish history is linked here with the birth of the Kingdom of León. We will gradually enter the Barrio Húmedo and the Barrio del Mercado. We will accompany you through the medieval walls and Calle de la Rúa.
It is true that there are no visible remains of the Jewish aljama , but there is a lot of history , and this is what our tour is about!

Book with me, my colleagues and I were pioneers in León designing this route and also the Red de Juderías granted us the first "Guías Rasgo" cards in the city.
Do you dare to know the Jewish past of León?

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza Regla, 2, 24003 León, Spain
    Plaza Regla, 2, 24003 León, Spain
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    The square of the cathedral of León (Plaza de Regla) in front of the Tourist Office. The guide will wear a BLUE JACKET/T-SHIRT with the words GUIDED VISIT on the back and the GANDA TURISMO logo on the front.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Rule Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Count Moon Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    San Martín Jewish Quarter
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Medieval Wall of Las Cercas
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Grain Square

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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Amparo 18 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Raúl es un gran comunicador,sin tener apenas ruinas del barrio judío de León nos tuvo a todo el grupo enganchado con su gran conocimiento de historia y muy ameno a la vez. Gracias a su buen trabajo .
Cristiana 16 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Raul es un diez!!
Ana Belén 14 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Muy recomendable el tour . Raúl nos informo con una gran cantidad de datos y simpatía
Soledad 26 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Me ha resultado un tour muy interesante y contado de una forma muy amena. Un guía muy competente.
Gonzalez 20 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Persona interesada e interesante, domina la materia y es capaz de dar a comprender la misma. Vive y ayuda a vivir la experiencia.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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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