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The Museum of Jewish History

Carrer de la Forca, 8, 17004 Girona, Spain
34 34 972 21 67 61
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Ranked #11 of 30 Attractions in Girona
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Owner description: The main aim of the Museum is to preserve and reflect the history of the Jewish communities of Catalonia, which throughout the entire medieval period... more » Owner description: The main aim of the Museum is to preserve and reflect the history of the Jewish communities of Catalonia, which throughout the entire medieval period formed part of, and made a decisive contribution to, the history of the country and its cultural and scientific development. « less
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California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful museum full of information, pictures, and props. You need at least 1 hour. So educational.

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callgirona, Gerente at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

We are sorry if you didn't have a good experience in our museum. We would like to point out several things related to your review. It is important for us that the visitors understand this is a historical museum (not a religious one) because is managed by the city council, so our purpose is to preserve and explain a part... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I wrote a review on this museum, but put it under the Call. We had a bad experience here. The place is run by the Spaniards. The woman at the desk had the need to tell us that it was not a "Jewish Museum" and she was not Jewish. The gift shop sold an offensive post card of Medieval Jews... More

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callgirona, Gerente at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

We are sorry if you didn't have a good experience in our museum. We would like to point out several things related to your review. It is important for us that the visitors understand this is a historical museum (not a religious one) because is managed by the city council, so our purpose is to preserve and explain a part... More

Lexington, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stopped by Girona on our way back to Barcelona from a visit to the Dali museum in Figueres. We had heard about the Jewish museum in Girona and were interesting in visiting it. It's a little difficult to find, even with our map, but we eventually stumbled onto it. The displays are fairly simple, but give a good description... More

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Boston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I really liked this museum a lot. It had artifacts and videos that simulated via animation what life really looked like in the Call. It brought the history alive to me in a way that other museums have been unable to do. I highly recommend a visit.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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205 reviews 205 reviews
155 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is just a museum. Most of the objects have been brought from elswhere because none were found in Girona. But the explanations were very good and the museum gave a very strong feeling of closeness with the house, surrounding courtyards, neighbouring houses, narrow lanes where Jews lived, laughed, were persecuted and eventually converted or fled. This is as close... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We were taking advantage of the discount you get in Girona when you go to one of five museums you get into the others at half price. To be fair the entrance fees were only €2 - €5 so the savings weren't huge. This museum has an array of exhibits and art work which together with the supporting written explanations... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great place to get the history of the Call Jewish Quarter. Very well done a must see. Lots to learn & observe. Shows how important the Jewish settlers were to girona.

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suburban Boston, MA
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98 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This museum does a great job of explaining the life and history of the Jewish community in Spain. It is a very interesting visit, whether or not you are Jewish. Girona is a beautiful and interesting place - and this is part of what contributes to the understanding of all of Girona's history.

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Verdi, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This museum really puts it all together after going through the Jewish Quarter in Girona. Brings some understanding to what you were looking at wandering through the cramped allies and climbing up and down the stairs.

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I made a pilgrimage from Barca to see this museum and the Jewish quarter. The museum has NO items from the town or Spain in general- bc the Inquisition destroyed them all. They've made a grand museum containing relics from a zillion other countries, cheezy videos, copies and reproductions. The sole real things they have are gravestones, and one doorway... More

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