Guided tour

Barcelona: Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

90 reviews

Activity provider: BARCELONA DREAMING

Barcelona: Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: BARCELONA DREAMING
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From US$ 69.29 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

4.8 /5

based on 90 reviews

Review summary

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

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We had a great experience with Theresa on the Jewish quarter walking tour. She was very knowledgeable, informative, passionate about history, and Jewish history and culture. She was a pleasure to walk and talk with, and has a unique personal story that added heart to the tour. While there isn’t much to see per se Jewish wise, there are a few remnant gems. It was worth walking the quarter, especially led by our guide.

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June 28, 2022

Our tour turned out to be just my husband and I with an amazing tour guide, Teresa. She was knowledgeable and interesting. She took the time to answer questions and found out the hours for the Jewish museum so we could visit after our tour. She also told us where we could find the kosher restaurant.

June 27, 2022

Teresa gets five stars for great communications, a genuine passion for the topic and contagious enthusiasm. Over the years when I travel, I've taken MANY walking tours. I love them. Teresa is among the best, ever. Note! It does not matter whether you are Jewish or have any connection with the Jewish community. This tour discovers hidden gems of Catalan history that will amaze you. Definitely recommended.

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June 25, 2022

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