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Jewish Quarter

Calle de la Forca, Girona, Spain
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Ranked #3 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the Jewish History Museum in the Jewish Quarter to find that the museum was closing early because of a holiday celebrated in both Girona and some other small city. The woman at the desk had the need to tell us that the museum was not a "Jewish Museum," rather it was a "History Museum" run by the... More

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Barcelona
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Jewish Quarter in Girona is a really nice experience. And in summer is even better, because are the only streets in Girona that remain fresh in the hot! The streets and the houses are well preserved, and there is a nice interpretation centre called Bonastruc ça Porta. Really nice visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Easy to follow and some remarkable artefacts - especially the preserved torah scroll, the finely illustrated bible and other manuscript . (No dislikes)

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We took a tour of Girona, not knowing what to expect. It was beautiful. While on our tour we passed through the Jewish quarter. Once done with the tour we headed back to the quarter to explore on our own. Take the time to look at the buildings as well as stores. After hearing the history, you will get a... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you are interested in Hebrew culture, do not miss Girona. Even Noah Gordon was inspired by the beautiful city and its Jewry in some of his books. His son lives in Catalonia. Wonderful place.

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Cork, Ireland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a total surprise as I had not researched Girona. Normally it is just an airport to me but I was able to spend a full day here and am I glad that I did! It is a medieval treasure trove of tiny narrow streets, lanes, steps, beautiful river views, quaint bridges, elegant squares, and its piece de resistance... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

History of hundreds of years of ate wish community. Fascinating story threw all the small houses and small gardens. Pastoral walking involve with touching story. Can imagine the history. Go to the museum also

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The HIGHLIGHT and "must see" in Girona is "The Museum of Jewish History" located in the Jewish Quarter (The Call). For more than 6 centuries, Jews were an integral/important contribution to the life of the City. Sadly, by 1492 ALL Girona Jews had converted, been killed or fled. As a way to remember the Jewish Legacy of Girona, in 1987... More

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Murs, France 84220
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Pedestrian sidestreets, narrow and atmospheric (medieval). Not touristy, nice cafes and little shops, some old, some new.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The premises is so pretty, that its worth going in just for that (the entry fee is reasonable too). Interesting exhibit of the areas jewish history, in beautiful stone building and garden.

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