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The Museum of Jewish History

Carrer de la Forca, 8, 17004 Girona, Spain
+34 972 21 67 61
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Ranked #9 of 31 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. 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. « less
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A well organized and thoughtful display of artifacts, documents, maps, and objects related to Jewish history and life in Girona and Spain. Adds much depth and context to a walk around the Jewish Quarter. The bookstore/gift shop next door carries some very relevant and informative books relevant to the history of Jews in Spain.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very accurate.Great documentation ,beautiful lithography's,a copy of the first jewish map that is about 5 meters long x 2 meter's high. Whatever your beliefs this is a "must".One doesn't have time to be bored not just because of the aboundant insight but because the place is relatively small.45 minutes are sufficient to get the point.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Really interesting museum full of insights into everyday life for the Jewish community and the history of the communities in Spain. Exceeded expectations.

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Paris, France
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43 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The museum is very informative with well displayed exhibits revealing a detailed history of the Jews in Spain.

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31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was really impressed with this museum. It presented the story in a forthright and unbiased manner. Really good information nicely set out. I have seen many Jewish museums in Europe and this was probably one of the best if not the best. I used the audio guide. It was a good aide. The museum presented the information in the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This isn't worth the hassle unless you're a Jewish history in Europe fanatic. Not much in here really. If I had the choice again I wouldn't bother with this museum for €4 as there is much better value to be had in the Girona history museum for €4 or the Arab baths for €2 or just wnadering around the Call... More

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New York
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Fascinating museum--a trip back in time and very informative. Small, easy to see everything, we so enjoyed it. My friend is an archeologist (Spaniard) and she was impressed. In the evening we had the good fortune to attend a free concert by a young Israeli musician (playing a new instrument--the hang). It was a glorious setting--in the courtyard of this... More

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darien ct.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I like the museum,lots of photographs and interesting history in a beautiful historic building right in the old Jewish quarter. Arrive before the annoying tour bus groups do though...I have found in general early morning or lunchtime is best for most museums as the bus groups tend to have not arrived or have departed by then.it can really affect your... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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

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