Guided tour

Barcelona: Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: BARCELONA DREAMING

Barcelona: Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: BARCELONA DREAMING

From US$ 73.36 per person

Explore the Jewish heritage of Barcelona on a 2-hour walking tour. Visit the oldest synagogue in Spain at the Sinagoga Mayor Barcelona, and explore other areas of Jewish interest in the Gothic Quarter, including 4 historic synagogues.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the oldest synagogue in Europe
  • Visit the site of the medieval "Mikve"
  • Discover the location of 4 synagogues in Barcelona city center
  • Learn the history of the Jewish community in Spain
  • Go to the ruins of the Old Synagogue
Full description
Learn the story of the Jewish community in Barcelona on a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter. Listen as a personal guide brings the history to life, and explains how important the Jewish people were to the development of Barcelona through the centuries. Go to Spain's oldest synagogue, and stroll down narrow alleys that date back to the Middle Ages. It is estimated that the Jewish community began to arrive in Spain in the 3rd century, following the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE. Your guide will describe how the Jewish population grew steadily in Barcelona, becoming more and more important politically and spiritually. Learn how the Jewish community lived in relative peace until 1391, when a brutal attack brought a dramatic end to their presence in Spain. Soak up the art and architecture of the ruins of a house owned by a Jewish alchemist, and see the unique Mikve from medieval times. Go to the ruins of the Old Synagogue (Shlomo Ben Adret), and explore the small Jewish Quarter around the Roman walls.
Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Hotel pick-up (€30)
  • Entrance fee to the Synagogue Museum

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Meet in Plaça Sant Jaume, just next to the "Alcampo" store.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 117 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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We loved our guide, Teresa, which was important because there aren't many actual sights to see -- they've all been destroyed. She is a historian and very knowledgeable, and she brought the history to life for us. Equally important, she was honest in telling us what is fact, what is tradition, and what may be local myth -- we really appreciated that. She was terrific and our time with her was one of the highlights of our trip to Barcelona.

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December 6, 2022

We had a guide from Denmark, raised in Israel and living in Barcelona, take us to a lot of the historically Jewish places in Barcelona. Most of them you wouldn’t notice had Jewish History attached to them without a guide pointing out the Hebrew etchings in the stone or mezuzah carvouts on the door posts. During the Middle Ages Barcelona had a large Jewish community that was driven out in the 14th & 15th centuries. Most of the synagogues are now churches or stores but recent efforts have been made to confirm their Jewish roots and for the government to recognize their history. Aside from the Jewish landmarks there are also many general sites to see like the buildings in Palau De Sant Jaum and the Roman Temple of Augustus. There’s a Judaica store where you can get souvenirs. Guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Highly reccomend!

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September 22, 2022

This was an excellent tour. Our guide, Dina, was very knowledgeable and well prepared . She had many maps and illustrations which helped us understand the forced movement of the Jews through the centuries. This tour is highly recommended and is an easy walk tour - flat surface throughout. Thank you Dina and shalom till we meet again.

July 14, 2022

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