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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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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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Necessary to understand Girona

This museum in the historic part of Girona really helps visitors understand the history of the town...Without it, you would think of Girona, as just another Spanish city with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum in the historic part of Girona really helps visitors understand the history of the town...Without it, you would think of Girona, as just another Spanish city with a cathedral.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Jewish museum is a great activity to understand and realize Jewish life in girona. It includes a mikve and several remains.

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Thank JoseBtesh007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I like to see the building itself and the archeological findings in the area. It's nice that they were able to maintain a record of the Jews that lived in the area before 1400. However you have to be really into Jews history to appreciate the rest of the museum. For me it was a bit boring. It was free... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The history and lil movie alone are awesome..we love any history and reading and feeling what this area was like was really. It's small inside so if ther is a group (tour) it's hard to get around. Go when it's not crowded..great area to explore..loved it

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. It tells the story of the once-thriving Jewish community in this part of Spain, before its extinction around 1490.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Very well organized and with wonderful and thorough information. interesting objects on display, but i felt the information itself (content) throughout the museum and the gravestones are the highlight of the visit. just one thing to improve. i didn't use the audio-guide and my spanish allowed me to understand the written explanations. Some have various languages however many are only... More 

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Rosario, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Pay a visit to this small but very interesting display of stuff collected in the area, plus good information on the lives of jews across history from early stages. A multimedia show also adds to this very enlightening experience.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The Museu d'Història dels Jueus is an architecturally brilliant redesign in the interiors of ancient buildings which were once part of the Jewish area and later ghetto from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Charting the history of the Jews in Girona with excellent displays and artefacts this is worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Easy to miss but worth the visit definitely a must do while in Girona 👌Down one of the cobbled streets and nearby shops , English audio guides available.

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Get the English language tour --12 noon when we went. Good job of telling the story. Many artifacts are not from the local site.

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