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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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My past and future

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Burbank, California
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Victoria, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
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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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The museum has 3 floors , it has a collcetion of judaica and holy things like Sefer Tora and Hagada and Megilat Esther from earlier centuries. There is also an old Mikve. You can hire voice guides at the enterance. Around the museum you can find El Call street old and very beutiful.

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Toronto
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107 reviews 107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This museum is located in the old city. It showcases the history of the Jews in the area but they have a limited collection because the Jews were expelled over 500 years ago and most of the stuff was destroyed. They have a large collection of stone coffins which is a fitting metaphor for the Jews in Spain.

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Corte Madera, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This very well constructed tour of life in Girona, and the Jewish life in Girona, provides a window into the racial and political history of the town, and the region. Their histories are intertwined, and the portrayal of Jewish life, beliefs, traditions, are all done simply and clearly in this museum. My only wish is that we had more time... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

All over Spain we tried to follow the relationships among Jews, Muslims and Christians. The museum help build a context of how the groups interacted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very exciting to be in this place which was an important Jewish community 700 years ago. Reasonable explanations. Easy to

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Girona is said to be the home of Kabbalah. Within this museum you will find stories of the Jewish people who lived in Girona and how they were treated pre- and post- Inquisition. The exhibition gives a general overview of Judaism but the cards at the start of each room are more personal to Girona.

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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Among other things the museum houses some old headstones from the old cemeteries on which you can still read what was written in the stones. It's a new museum of ancient Jewish times.

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