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Address: Calle de la Forca, Girona, Spain

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The Old City of Girona

What a great place to stay and get the real feel of the ancient Jewish City. We stayed quite close to the Cathedral and got plenty of exercise with the many stairs to our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Hydeaway Bay, Australia
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Hydeaway Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What a great place to stay and get the real feel of the ancient Jewish City. We stayed quite close to the Cathedral and got plenty of exercise with the many stairs to our accommodation. So many narrow cobbled streets to discover, you seem to find a new one every day and only a few minutes walk to La Rambla... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We made a point of visiting the Jewish Museum and it became apparent that there is very little left of the Jewish population of Girona. But this quarter is exceptionally scenic and worth a visit.

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

You get a wonderful picture of what life was like in a 10th Century medieval Jewish Calle while you walk through the streets of Girona's Jewish quarter. There are preserved remnants of the ancient gate that 'locked' the population in at night. The winding streets huddle around the back of the giant Cathedral, indicating that Jews and Christians enjoyed tolerant... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We enjoy visiting Jewish museums where possible although this in no way identifes our religion. This museum is situated obviously in the old part of town. We were unaware that the Jewish community had been "expelled" from Gerona in the late 15th century. The museum is located in the Call of Gerona in the building which was previously the Synagogue.... More 

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Albinyana, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

just lovely place to amble around while admiring the architecture, it has all been very well conserved and plenty of interesting places to stop along the way

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

old stone, great atmosphere, work a few hours on getting lost in! Make sure you wear good walking shoes!

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Smithfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Beautiful narrow streets alive with small restaurants, bars, shops and scenic attractions. The famous river is one boundary. The cathedrals and most attractions are in or near the quarter. During Girona's festival, evenings are vibrant in the quarter. A huge market adorns the park just across the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Distressing and beautiful recounting of the historic Sephardic community expelled from Girona so long ago. Especially moving and distressing were the Hebrew inscribed tombstones rescued from the desecrated Jewish cemeteries on Montjuic in Girona.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We walked through here with a guide and the history of the area was very interesting. The streets are narrow with some stairs with lots of tall buildings, which are great for photos.

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Fort Meade, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

check out the museum and they will direct you to other spots. There are a few hidden gems in the quarter, will have to ask around though

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