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Patronat Call de Girona

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Address: C/ de la Forca, 8, 17004 Girona, Spain
Phone Number: 34 972 21 67 61
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Description: Jewish neighborhood considered the home of the Kabbalah, Judaic mysticism.

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Catalonian Florence

Here is a lovely old city, bisected by a narrow river, with postcard-worthy houses and churches crowding the riverbanks and a number of bridges providing easy access to both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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mercersburg, pennsylvania
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mercersburg, pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Here is a lovely old city, bisected by a narrow river, with postcard-worthy houses and churches crowding the riverbanks and a number of bridges providing easy access to both banks. A broad ramblas is teeming with shops and outdoor cafes. Many interesting churches plus an historic Jewish quarter and museum. Well worth a good portion of a day.

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Girona, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's worthy to stroll around this area :) You shouldn't miss to walk around this area in order to see the beauty of the old city centre. I recommend it to you

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Centelles, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I walked around here for well over an hour, just trying to see everything and take it all in, if you are in the city and don't go to this area you are foolish

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This beautiful part of the city of Girona is a great example of how Jewish people and Christian populations lived peacefully alongside each other at one point. However, as tensions started to rise, Jews were annexed to the Call (Jewish quarter in Catalan). A must-see is the Jewish history museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Very well displayed and interesting. Gave a very good idea of Jewish living. Found no lift slightly difficult on stairs. Disapointed that there were not more visitors in attendance and also found it a little difficult to locate but a very enjoyable experience.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Like many old Medieval cities in Europe, one is struck by the closeness of the old Jewish ghetto to the main Cathedral of the city. So it is in Girona, where both the old town streets, the narrowness of the ghetto and the old cathedral are elegantly preserved. We took the high-speed AVE train from Barcelona - 37 minutes at... More 

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We walked thru the area while in Girona. Very narrow streets. Lots of stairs. We started at the ruined gate complex at the high point of the city and walked down. Really looks like an "old town" section of any other city.

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barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A wonderful medieval old town. Extremely well preserved. The whole religious history of Spain in one small city. The old jewish quarter with its beautiful museum, the well conserved arab baths and the cathedral with the extraordinary tapestry of the creation which is 1100 years old. Well worth a visit. There are also some very good restaurants

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I've been to many old and walled-in historic places, and the Call de Girona is unique among them. The well preserved and very narrow labyrinth of streets give it a palpable and vibrant feel. And while you're there, a visit to the very informative and well-organized Jewish Museum will evoke more stories and history through those narrow streets and alleys.

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Walk the wall which looks down on the Medieval city known as the Call. It takes about 30 minutes and will give you a perspective that opens the door for more discovery and adventure. You could spend a week or more to cover the labyrinth of cobbled walkways. The history, dining, architecture and sights are all fantastic. Enjoy!

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