Guided tour

Barcelona: Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: BARCELONA DREAMING

Barcelona: Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: BARCELONA DREAMING
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From US$ 72.42 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

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

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Deana was so wonderful!!! An absolute encyclopedia on history not only of Barcelona but also Israel and Judaism. She took us back in time with Jewish and regional history then expertly wound us back to the present. Deana wove in details along the way and pointed out interesting facts and artifacts that we never would have been exposed to on a regular tour or Audioguide. Deana's expertise was apparent in every way and she was so lovely which made this an incredibly informative and enjoyable two hours. We would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to weave Jewish history into their time in Barcelona. It is a must-do!!

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March 11, 2022

A perfect tour with lots of new knowledge

Dina, if I spell her name properly, is a nice person with a huge amount of historical and geographical data that she transfers in a fluent and easily understandable manner. Could we have her e-mail address - we forgot to ask for it on site - to keep contact? Thank you. Márta and George

September 28, 2019

Exceptional! Fantastic tour guide

Our guide, Teresa, was excellent! She was extremely knowledgeable in Spanish Jewish history from the Middle Ages until present day. She was very enjoyable to listen to and was able to answer all our questions. She took us to places we definitely never would have found on our own and we learned so much. Teresa was a true pleasure to be with -in our 40 years of traveling we have been on many tours and Teresa is one of the best tour guides we have ever had. We enjoyed the tour immensely.and highly recommend it.

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June 18, 2019

Product ID: 22203