Before the Inquisition took a stranglehold on Barcelona, Jewish merchants played an important role in city life.
El Call is Barcelona's Jewish Quarter. Located between the Cathedral of La Seu, Plaça Jaume and Plaça del Pi, it's an atmospheric area which offers a fascinating insight both into Barcelona's history and the story of Jews in Catalonia.
El Call means "alleyway," and suitably, El Call itself is a small maze of narrow streets. Jewish presence in Barcelona dates back to the 9th Century, although it was two centuries later when El Call was created.
Jews were hugely influential in the emergence of Barcelona as a trading port of international significance during the medieval period and enjoyed the King's protection. Until 1391 that was, when the Jewish Quarter was attacked and Jewish priveliges recinded.
11.30: We'll begin our walk at Plaza Catalunya, in front of the Zurich Cafe, where we will introduce ourselves.
Then we will visit the old synagogue -one of the oldest in Europe- and we will walk around the narrow streets of El Call, where we will discover the secrets of the Jewish presence in Barcelona.
The guided visit will finish at 14:00pm.
TOTAL PRICE: 8,5 EUROS (it includes visit to the Synagogue -2,5 euros- + guided visit/org fee -6 euros-)
MINIMUM 6 PEOPLE!!!