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Barcelona: Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 22203
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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.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up (€30)
  • Entrance fee to the Synagogue Museum

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Meeting point

Plaça Sant Jaume just next to the "simply basic" store

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BARCELONA DREAMING

Product ID: 22203