1. Spain
  2. Catalonia
  3. Girona
  4. Museu d’Història dels Jueus de Girona

Girona: Small Group Jewish History Tour of Girona and Besalú

Product ID: 222984
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Immerse yourself in Jewish history during this 7-hour tour of Girona and Besalú. Girona has the best preserved Medieval Jewish quarter in Europe. Enjoy an exclusive guided visit to the Jewish Museum of Girona and the 13th-century mikveh of Besalú.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of the Jewish communities of Girona and Besalú during the middle ages
  • Enjoy a guided visit to one of the best preserved Jewish quarters of the Europe
  • Explore both the mikveh of the 13 century in Besalú and the Jewish History Museum of Girona with skip-the-line tickets
Full description
Home to a historic Jewish quarter, Girona has steep steps and old world charm. Despite the expulsion of Jews in 1492 from the area, today the “call dels jueus” remains in the same location it has been since the Middle Ages. Enjoy a guided visit to the Museum of Jewish History located where the third and lasts Synagogue of Girona were located before the expulsion.

Break for lunch and explore before continuing on to the small country village of Besalú. This town has housed a traditional mikveh and synagogue since the 13th-century. It remains one of the most important Jewish areas in Catalonia and in 1966 was declared a national historic and artistic site. Traces of ancient Jewish history continue to be discovered in Besalú and the town remains similar to how it was back when it was home to a rich Jewish population.

Wander the irregular medieval streets and snap photos of the ancient steps, arches, stone houses and shops that still sell local handicrafts and goods. Don’t forget to pass over the striking Romanesque bridge that provides access to the town over the Fluvià river, one of the most memorable sights in town.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in Girona city)
  • Expert local guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees to the Museum of Jewish History in Girona
  • Entrance fees to the Mikveh of Besalú
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

When you get there

Meeting point

Plaça Sant Feliu, beside The River Caffe, Girona old quarter.

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