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The Museum of Jewish History

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The Museum of Jewish History

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Checking off the medieval city of Girona and villages of Costa Brava in a day from Barcelona is a big ask if you're doing it independently. This tour lets you scratch both off your list with no transportation worries—whisking you to Girona and two other historical towns you might otherwise easily miss. Plus, there’s a guide to bring the sights to life and an opportunity to swim at a Costa Brava cove.
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backpacker31 wrote a review Jan 2020
Boynton Beach, Florida5,377 contributions987 helpful votes
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I’ve visited numerous Jewish museums around the world and most focus on what life was like when the Jewish people lived (and prospered) there. This museum, while it does give an accounting of what Jewish life was like, due to the fact that Jews haven’t lived in Girona since the late 1400’s, makes giving a comprehensive history all the more difficult. Recent excavations offer tangible evidence of what life was like here in the Call (Jewish quarter). The Mikveh area was especially fascinating. When walking around the Call, see if you can spot the indentations in the doorways where mezuzahs once hung. What this museum does differently, however, is to give the history of Jewish persecution, led by Spain’s Catholic Church and it’s political rulers. What happened in Girona’s Call and throughout the Iberian Peninsula is no different than what happened in Nazi Germany and throughout 1930’s-40’s Europe. The only difference is that Spain gave the Jews a ‘choice’ to convert. The museum shows how lies, heresy, fear, ignorance and intolerance eventually led to the Inquisition. I commend the museum for preserving what was once a rich history here in Girona and for educating its visitors, especially its young visitors that we must do all we can to never repeat this dark chapter in history - here in Spain or anywhere on Earth!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Call_de_Girona, Recepción at The Museum of Jewish History
Responded Feb 1, 2020
Thank you very much for your beautiful comment. We are glad you enjoyed our museum, and we hope you can visit us again. Staff of Patronat del Call de Girona.
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Maecenus wrote a review Dec 2019
Austin, Texas10 contributions4 helpful votes
This museum is incredible! A well documented history of the Jews that lived in Catalunya and in Girona. There is much to absorb and reflect upon and I only wish that I had more time here. I hope to return someday!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Responded Jan 15, 2020
Thank you for your comment, we are glad to know you had liked the exhibition. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Patronat Call de Girona's Staff
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Lorenzo el Jefe wrote a review Dec 2019
Barcelona, Spain3,037 contributions563 helpful votes
Mind set problem here. Western thought: The New World Discovery. Isabel and Ferdinand: The Moors kicked out following by the Jewish population were way more important actions to a side line voyage to ... where? Hence Isabel of Castile became Isabel the Catholic. She was most proud of this. Here you can get a wonderful presentation of this sad history in Spain delivered by phone App, excellent info cards in each room, with English on all displays. For a Spanish history graduate well done. For a non-Jew, I feel more educated and thank you for it.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Responded Jan 15, 2020
Thank you for your comment, we are glad to know you had liked the exhibition. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Patronat Call de Girona's Staff
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Jane542013 wrote a review Nov 2019
Nottingham17 contributions7 helpful votes
A 21st century reflection of medieval life for the Jewish population. Calm respectful and very well researched. Spent longer than we expected there
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Responded Jan 15, 2020
Thank you for your comment, we are glad to know you had liked the exhibition. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Patronat Call de Girona's Staff
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Jessica S wrote a review Nov 2019
195 contributions35 helpful votes
Excellent museum and very good audio guide on the app. Fascinating and succinct and worth a visit. Very nice exhibits. Only about an hour. Neat to see the Mikvah. Only issue were the loud school groups when we were there.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Thank you for your comment, we are glad to know you had liked the exhibition. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Patronat Call de Girona's Staff
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