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Jewish Quarter

Calle de la Forca, Girona, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Girona
Type: Neighborhoods
Traveler Description: Jewish Quarter The Jewish Quarter is called the Call Jeue, and it is one of the largest and best preserved in Europe. It is located beside the... more »
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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310 reviews 310 reviews
214 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Newbury, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lots of narrow corridors of steps and pathways leading up and down the hills. Loved all the old stone, beautiful buildings. Lots of interesting and unique shops. Great choice of eating places.

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Paris, France
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157 reviews 157 reviews
43 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We visited the Jewish Quarter and the wonderful Jewish Museum. Our local guide was vey informative and the museum in the old synagogue was a fantastic resource re the history of Jewish life in Spain.

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Zug, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The J it.ewish Quarter is interesting because it is a living quarter of the city, not just shops and empty buildings. We enjoyed exploring

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Sort of discovered this area by accident. We were staying in Platja D'Aro at the end of the season and had a day where we couldn't find any thing to do. Girona was a short drive away so off we went. Parked easily by the market and off for a wander. Found our way across the river and into The... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Interesting history of Girona, loved the street cafes and the ambience of the place, the cathedral was magnificent as was the city walls.

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New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The entire quarter is fascinating. Narrow cobblestone streets, stone stairways, alleys and the Jewish Museum will bring you back in time and teach you things you only thought you know about. Don't miss it and don't miss Gerona!

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