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Patronat Call de Girona

Address: C/ de la Forca, 8, 17004 Girona, Spain
Phone Number: 34 972 21 67 61
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Girona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: Jewish neighborhood considered the home of the Kabbalah, Judaic mysticism.
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: Jewish neighborhood considered the home of the Kabbalah, Judaic mysticism.

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Glasgow
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Call is the Jewish quarter & is one of the highlights of this town. Wandering through tiny old back streets you can really get a feel for how it was hundreds of years ago as these streets haven't changed much since then. Don't be disappointed though it's only a few streets & you can wander it all in a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Walking the narrow passages and streets in The Call in Girona I consider a "must do". We wandered the streets and every nook and cranny, discovering carved stones from hundreds of years ago to mark a house or building. The history in the stones seems to speak to you in the quiet of the small alleyways. We felt lucky that... More 

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East Setauket, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It has been a long time since Jews have inhabited the call(1492) to be exact but the museum of Jewish history does a great job at informing you of the life within the Spanish Jewish community before the inquisition. After the museum stroll the narrow streets and alleys and end at the river.

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