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Address: 8, Forca Street, 17004 Girona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 972 21 67 61
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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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A wonderful way to explore the history of Jews in Girona!

Jews were in Girona since at least the 9th century. They occupied The Call, many narrow streets in the oldest part of town, and were very much valued in the community at large... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jews were in Girona since at least the 9th century. They occupied The Call, many narrow streets in the oldest part of town, and were very much valued in the community at large. Unfortunately, The Call became a ghetto in 1391. The Museum, built where the synagogue once stood, is lovely and provides a very good idea of what The... More 

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Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed the visit and the city More 

Marrakech, Morocco, Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to the museum to see the old mikvah and wanted to see some of the artifacts. There were some interesting items but most of the stuff was facsimiles of the originals and multimedia stuff on Judaism. The gardens are lovely.

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Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. Our main goal is to tell the history of the Jewish community, despite not having many original artifacts in the city, that's true. The archives of Girona hold a rich collection of documents, so investigators can study them directly. Therefore we have facsimiles to show this heritage to everyone. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was excited to find out about the museum. We only had a few hours in Girona and decided to visit the museum. Entrance will only cost you 4 Euros which is very affordable. The museum isn't big so if you're short on time you can still enjoy the entire museum. Great place for history lovers!

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Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

We thank you for your kind words. Help us spread the word about our project More 

Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entrance to this little jewel of a museum can be easily missed; well laid out, comprehensive, microcosm of Jewish history not just in Girona but pre 1492 Spain. Highly recommended. Provides a compelling context to a more leisurely stroll through the surrounding Jewish quarters, in the shadow of the giant cathedral up the hill.

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Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. We'll keep on working to offer a nice experience in the museum More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The museum is nicely put together and informative about Jewish life in Girona prior to the expulsion. There are a few artifacts and several stones with inscriptions from graves. You will find the remains of a mikva out in a courtyard. Near by there is a new Jewish Center which is run by Chabad. It is in a very cool... More 

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Edwinstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Popped in here and viewed Girona's history (which was often turbulent) of the Jewish Quarter, the place gave a good overview of the quarters history and a look into their way of life.

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Horsens, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Well worth the visit. If you cannot read Spanish or Catalan, maybe worthwhile to take the guided tour. I'm sure we missed out on a lot of intesting information when we decided to walk around on our own.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

As we spent quite a lot of time wandering around the Jewish quarter this was a must see. It covers from when the Jewish community was thriving to their demise in the Inquisition

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We had a museum guide who gave the tour in Spanish and English so maybe she did not have the opportunity to say as much as we would have liked. One of the more striking aspect to me was the fact that during the period prior to the Inquisition Jew had to wear a circular patch to identify them which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

A very worthehile visit to the museum representing aspects of the long perished Jewish community of Girona, once with lively Jewish community inside and outside the city walls. Saved tumbstones with Hebrew inscriptions. Salutes to the organisations involved in setting up this remarkable testimony. Except that there are no more Jews in town. Make sure you make the short trip... More 

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