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Address: Calle de la Forca, Girona, Spain

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Historic and Atmospheric

Lovely little narrow streets with loads of little bars cafes restaurants and shops tucked away. Very atmospheric.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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L'Ampolla, Spain
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L'Ampolla, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lovely little narrow streets with loads of little bars cafes restaurants and shops tucked away. Very atmospheric.

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Cleveland, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It is hard to believe that such a flourishing community could disappear, but disappear it did. The narrow streets are evocative of the centuries of human habitation in Girona, not just Jewish. If you go to the Jewish museum you will be in the Jewish quarter. Wear sturdy shoes.

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toronto,ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The quarter is really a few narrow streets, but the Jewish Museum holds the history of a place that was once vibrant and busy with intellectual debate and discourse. Only the streets and a few headstones remain. The museum is well laid out chronicling the history of Jews and Christians in this area done in a simple but most pleasing... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Hilly, narrow streets, medieval feeling. Nothing Jewish remains except the building housing the jewish museum and shop. Interesting to note its proximity to the cathedral .

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A very poignant history of the Jews shown through film, images, religious artefacts and books. This is beautifully located and there is a real feeling of history and culture in this small intimate museum in the Jewish Quarter of the city. It is close to the Roman Baths and can easily be combined with other sights nearby due to their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

One of the oldest Jewish quarters in Spain and a big reason for visiting the city. It's included in the walking tour and the guide (Anna) is most knowledgeable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

You can imagine a world gone by whilst strolling up and down the narrow cobbled streets and alleyways. Worth a visit.

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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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