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Jewish Quarter

Address: Calle de la Forca, Girona, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Girona
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Glasgow
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This beautiful part of the city of Girona is a great example of how Jewish people and Christian populations lived peacefully alongside each other at one point. However, as tensions started to rise, Jews were annexed to the Call (Jewish quarter in Catalan). A must-see is the Jewish history museum. However, due to the nature of this neighbourhood, this would... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Very interesting,and old part of the City. Very picturesque and great to walk around imagining what it would have been like when the Jews were residents. Although not Jewish ,we always find these restored and renovated area great to visit.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I thorough enjoyed wandering around this area if Girona. It is very calm and peaceful - very unspoilt. There are beautiful stepped streets and talk walls which must offer welcome shade in the summer. Lovely.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We loved this area and walked around and visited the Jewish museum but it wasn't until we took our Segway tour that we found out the secrets of this area. take a tour of some sort. It's a fascinating period of time and history.

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Like many old Medieval cities in Europe, one is struck by the closeness of the old Jewish ghetto to the main Cathedral of the city. So it is in Girona, where both the old town streets, the narrowness of the ghetto and the old cathedral are elegantly preserved.

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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Amazing ancient walled city. You can climb on the wall and walk all the way around very easily. It feels like you are in medieval times. You walk through narrow and winding streets. For some reason it didn't feel touristy. Maybe not the season. The museum is well worth seeing as is the cathedral, There was a clothing store called... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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228 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were able to get lodgings in this quarter, very close to the cathedral, well I say lodgings, but it was a modern conversion of one of the properties, empathically done. Strolling this area day or night is very interesting and invokes the imagination to the stories these streets could tell. There is a lot of atmosphere here not to... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It is not that large and one has to imagine how they actually lived as almost every door from home to home was closed but you can still appreciate the stone passages . The high light for me was the museum.

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Lagos State, Nigeria
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

the whole place is seeped in history, much of it violent and tragic. It is easy to imagine how life here could have been - once the tourists depart after mid-evening. It is incredible that it is so close to the cathedral and is living historical evidence of the decline in relationships between jews and Christians during medieaval times.

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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This visit will be more impressive than Toledo ever will be. At least Girona offers a small but impressive museum. This is the place where Nachmanides was born and lived (Ramban; 1194-1270). It's also the city where Abravanel lived before escaping to Italy during the auto-da-fé (the inquisition). And yet, no one will be able to point you to their... More

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