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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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Fantastic little museum with so much information

We last visited this great little museum 14 years ago, and decided to go again today with two teenagers in tow – just as great now but with so much more excavated (apparently in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We last visited this great little museum 14 years ago, and decided to go again today with two teenagers in tow – just as great now but with so much more excavated (apparently in the last 5 years or so). The museum is set out over 2 floors (1st and 2nd) and well laid out with very good and thorough... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great little museum. It costs like 4 euro and you can get a booklet here (or any museum) for 50% off many other Girona museum prices. Lots of information in English. Well laid out. Really interesting stuff. I enjoyed the museum a lot, Maybe takes 45-60 minutes.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Located in the El Call Jewish section of Girona, the Museum of Jewish History is housed in a former synagogue built in the 13-15 centuries. There are two levels of Jewish exhibits including 21 stone tablets from the cemetery of Mont juc (Jewish mountain) in Girona. At its height, 20% of Girona's population was Jewish. An old Jewish community, Girona... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

History has not been kind to the Jews. If you are interested in history and the nature of man, you will enjoy this. Lots of English language information available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This small museum has the history of the Jew in Girona well organized and very interesting. It is a must visit when you are in Barcelona. The tour there is for the whole day, but worth the trip. Maimonides was born in Girona and this museum dedicates a whole floor to him.

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Sanibel Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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

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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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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Address: Carrer de la Forca, 8, 17004 Girona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 972 21 67 61
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Girona

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