Ancient SynagogueCurrently Closed
- Address: Carrer de Marlet', 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
- Timings: 11:00 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: +34-933170790
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Synagogue
The Main Synagogue of Barcelona which is also known as the Ancient Synagogue of Jewish Quarter holds a very prominent place in the hearts of the Jews of Barcelona. It is a representative of the hardships Jews had to face in the year 1391 when the entire Jewish Quarters was painfully massacred. Today, the synagogue stands as one of the only five medieval churches in the World and one of the oldest in Spain. After an interesting and an intriguing history, the church shut down for renovations and was finally restored in the year 2002 where it opened up as a historical centre and museum. It is one of the oldest sites in Barcelona and is definitely worth paying a visit to and learning about.
- Entry is free.
- Nearby metro station: Jaume I or Liceu
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0.47% of people who visit Barcelona include Ancient Synagogue in their plan
95% of people start their Ancient Synagogue visit around 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ancient Synagogue
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ancient Synagogue
Remnants of the main synagogue of Barcelona. Do not expect an actual synagogue, the Jewish community was forcefully converted in 1391, and it's main sites thoroughly destroyed. What remains of Jewish memory in Barcelona is scattered, and easy to overlook. The hidden gem here are the guided visits the synagogue provides in Spanish, English, Hebrew, etc. They will help you to understand jewish life in medieval Barcelona.
Small, but very interesting place. The website is incredibly detailed and gives a great explanation of the place and how they were able to determine this as the location of the Great Synagogue from Roman times.
We was not able to find the place on our first visit to Barcelona. It was around midnight in the middle of October - very common time for Barcelona to be out and explore place around. We wanted to find the Ancient Synagogue to be able to come here again at the day time. Interesting to say, at we were not alone, there was another couple trying to find the place - no luck. We returned next year at the day time, we did it! It was worth the time and money to know the background of the Call carrer (Jewish community location in Barcelona).
A bit hard to find, the door is really small. Found it an interesting place to visit. Quite small, will take less than 15 min
A very unique location and a great history lesson