I made a pilgrimage from Barca to see this museum and the Jewish quarter. The museum has NO items from the town or Spain in general- bc the Inquisition destroyed them all. They've made a grand museum containing relics from a zillion other countries, cheezy videos, copies and reproductions. The sole real things they have are gravestones, and one doorway tile with an empty hole where a mezuzah once was. I tried to be cool about this fact once I realized it- not the museum's fault that the Jews took their objects with them and Spain tried to remove all evidence of their presence.
But I was very angry when I got home from the day and did more research on the Jewish quarter and the museum and discovered that the museum was sitting on lots of discoveries! Apparently their back courtyard, of which I took several pictures of some mysterious holes in the ground, was actually the Jewish butcher shop in the area- no notice of this in the museum anywhere! I also took photos of what looked like an old room with janitor supplies in it. Looking online.. this is the local Doctor's home that they just discovered/excavated recently?! The room was dark and had janitor equipment in it. So in other words several of the real important things they have, they didn't share this information with visitors or do any scholarship about them. They just showed me basically fancy copies.
I also think there is no Jewish involvement in the place. I asked if they had lit any of the menorahs in their big menorah collection (from other parts of the world) this year, i.e. was their any Hanukkah celebration (i was there around that time of year), they seemed surprised and said no. Their shop was cheezy and kind of embarrassing. I found the museum more upsetting than enlightening, although I'm glad to have seen their collection of tombstones (some of which were recently being used as decorative elements in people's homes, like for fish pools etc).
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