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The Museum of Jewish History

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Address: Carrer de la Forca, 8, 17004 Girona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 972 21 67 61
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Description: The main aim of the Museum is to preserve and reflect the history of the...
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. In most cases an attempt has been made to illustrate the explanations given during the visit to the Museum with examples of items originating from Girona's own Jewish history. These examples, which may be in documentary, archaeological or pictorial form, thus offer a general explanation of the pattern of Jewish life in medieval Catalonia.
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Great introduction to Jewish history in Catalonia

The museum was a very good introduction to the history of the Sephardic Jews in Catalonia. We'll want to learn more when we get back home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Sanibel Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The museum was a very good introduction to the history of the Sephardic Jews in Catalonia. We'll want to learn more when we get back home.

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

The Jewish Museum of Girona is excellent. In particular the headstones of hundreds of years ago can bring tears to the eyes. Human emotion never changes no matter the era or the faith. The museum is modern and a very short walk from the Cathedral. Girona is worth the trip for the history. We had a very good day walking... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I visited this at the end of the town walking tour together with the guide Eli who knew a great deal about the Jewish customs and way of life. well laid out museum showing the Jewish way of life in gerona over 500 years ago ,Well worth a visit

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toronto,ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good history of what was a flourishing Jewish, intellectual community and now no longer is. Lots of headstones, some artifacts. Lovingly restored.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I liked the visuals and explanations. There were a few places without an explanation like a big tapestry.There was a short film with an explanation in the beginning . There were a number of stairs in the museum.

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

A comprehensive museum about Jewish life in Girona. Lots of displays though very little information in English. Definitely worth a visit

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I'm not myself 'of the faith' but I found this museum, which effectively traces the history of the Jews in Catalonia up to the Diaspora very interesting. Apart from the history there are also a range of artefacts.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The only museum we have visited in Spain with police officers guarding the entrance. Sign of the times I guess. The place is under reconstruction and they apologized for the limited access What we saw was good and well presented although I think they could have offered more information. We learned as much if not more about the history of... More 

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is very dear to me, since my mothers ancestors where traced to this location before the inquisition. Although I rather have my mind open to wonders then shut by religions and political believes, this place touched my soul. To make it brief, looking at the artifacts, the structures, the tombstones used as floor stones, made me realize one... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I waited for nearly 15 minutes for the cashier to stop her phonecalls and take my money. Unfortunately, this never happened and so I got bored and left without going in!

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