We loved this area, especially at siesta, when there are very few people out. Little details on the walls, you can imagine the history centuries ago...
An extremely interesting city that still has buildings from the 13th century and before. Original crevices for mezuzahs are still there as well as the house of the Ramban. The Jewish Museum is adding exhibits. There are now for the first time in ages two Jewish families that have returned to the city.
Although there are no jewish people left, the Town Council has kept up the Museum of the History of the Jews. It is a beautifully maintained and well designed Museum. One leaves saddened, however, knowing that so many peoples lives ended in the 15th century after leaving such a great contribution to Spain's society.
This museum is a little jewel. Small, beautifully designed and fascinating. Good access to English and French speakers as well as Spanish and Catalan. Many of the exhibits are backlit for maximum effect. A much better curated and organised museum than the City History museum! Well worth a visit. PLEASE give this museum it's own entry!
The Jewish quarter is a maze of old streets which are perfect for exploring and photo opportunities. Although we were slightly disappointed as we were expecting more cafes, restaurants, shops etc (similar to Paris) whereas this was mostly residential.
We've flown in and out of Girona Airport many times, but never stayed in the City until last week. We had been missing a real gem. Others have said it all, it's a fascinating place to wander around, safe, charming, friendly. I do wonder however how long these sort of attractions will survive if the downturn in high street retail... More
Loved it! Beautiful little streets full of history and charm. Good exercise walking up and down the little cobblestone lanes, but nothing my granny Couldn't manage!Don't miss the Jewish museum!
Great to walk around the narrow streets and to imagine what it would have been like to live or work here years ago. If you are visiting Girona you must take the time to go. We wondered round for ages and didn't realise how quickly the time went by.
I absolutely loved the Jewish quarter. It's full of amazing restaurants, tasteful souvenir shops and the streets and buildings themselves are so stunning that you could walk around for hours taking in the sites. It's beautiful both during the day and at night. One tip though for the ladies - even if you're visiting a fancy restaurant, I'd leave the... More
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