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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 #11 of 30 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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NY
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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

Lexington, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stopped by Girona on our way back to Barcelona from a visit to the Dali museum in Figueres. We had heard about the Jewish museum in Girona and were interesting in visiting it. It's a little difficult to find, even with our map, but we eventually stumbled onto it. The displays are fairly simple, but give a good description... More

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Boston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I really liked this museum a lot. It had artifacts and videos that simulated via animation what life really looked like in the Call. It brought the history alive to me in a way that other museums have been unable to do. I highly recommend a visit.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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205 reviews 205 reviews
155 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is just a museum. Most of the objects have been brought from elswhere because none were found in Girona. But the explanations were very good and the museum gave a very strong feeling of closeness with the house, surrounding courtyards, neighbouring houses, narrow lanes where Jews lived, laughed, were persecuted and eventually converted or fled. This is as close... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We were taking advantage of the discount you get in Girona when you go to one of five museums you get into the others at half price. To be fair the entrance fees were only €2 - €5 so the savings weren't huge. This museum has an array of exhibits and art work which together with the supporting written explanations... More

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