Jewish QuarterCurrently Open
- Address: Calle de la Forca, Girona, Spain
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Neighborhoods
Jewish Quarter - Review
Located within the Forca Vella (a first century BC acropolis), the Jewish Quarter or Call is one of Girona’s most symbolic areas. A labyrinth of narrow streets and patios form the neighbourhood. An evidence of the importance of the Jewish culture in Girona, the area has still maintained its medieval atmosphere and is one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in the world.
Jewish Quarter Information
- The area is located uphill. A walk around the neighbourhood can get tiring.
- Not wheelchair accessible.
How To reach Jewish Quarter by Public Transport
- Walking is the best way to visit and explore the neighbourhood.
Restaurants Near Jewish Quarter
- Restaurant El Pou del Call
- La Vitaminica Ambulant
- Torrons Vicens Girona
- Cafe l’arc
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Things to Know Before Visiting Jewish Quarter
95% of people who visit Girona include Jewish Quarter in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
52.53% of people start their Jewish Quarter visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Jewish Quarter
82.06% of people prefer walking in order to reach Jewish Quarter
Jewish Quarter Trips
Jewish Quarter, Girona Reviews
Had a lovely experience, and joined group with a tour guide. Unfortunately didn't catch the name of the lady who took us around, but she was so lovely and informative. A beautiful building, finished off with a walk around the city learning about its Jewish history. Would highly recommend. Also reasonably priced and worth it!
100% recommend this museum. It was interesting and covered a lot of history. The layout was nice and easy to follow. Everything is in Catalán, Castillian, English and French. Staff were very friendly. Great visit!
Very nice Jewish Museum about the life of Jews in Catalonia. I appreciated the insights into their daily and community life.
This museum tells the history of a vibrant and significant community. Girona was known as the Mother City of Israel and many scholars were based here. It also tells the painful story of the expulsion of the Jewish community from Girona. I will never forget the collection of grave stones which were taken from the Montjuic grave site and repurposed as building materials in the city. The museum has reclaimed and restored these stones. A painful lesson that we must remember.
The main aim of the Museum is to preserve and reflect the history of the Jewish communities of Catalonia, which throughout the entire medieval period formed part of, and made a decisive contribution to, the history of the country and its cultural and scientific development. The Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492.