Let's discover Barcelona's Jewish Quarter

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.

 

THE PLAN

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!!!


 

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  • Barbara

    It was an excellent tour which consisted in very interesting information provided by Toni, who has gained a profound knowledge of the subject. Further more there were very nice people. Thank you and looking forward to the next one!

    February 26, 2013

  • Gemma

    La visita genial y muy interesante. Muchas gracias Toni.

    February 25, 2013

  • Nuria

    Una visita estupenda y muy interesante para descubrir y conocer mejor Barcelona. Muy recomendable.
    ¡Gracias Toni!

    February 25, 2013

  • Montse

    Una agradable experiencia, con un guía sobresaliente! Espero poder repetir pronto. Veo que para el fin de semana del 23-24 de marzo no hay nada programado, se podría hacer algo? Saludos!

    February 24, 2013

  • Laurent

    Toni conoce la historia de cada piedra de cada casa de Barcelona, ¡es increíble! E infinitamente interesante. Bravo.

    February 24, 2013

  • Jolijn S.

    Had a great time, learned a lot about the area, met some really nice people and could practice my Spanish! Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon :)

    February 24, 2013

  • Beatriu

    Ha sido una gran experiencia. ¡Espero repetir!

    February 24, 2013

  • Jan

    Sick this morning

    February 24, 2013

  • Mariyana

    When is going to be the Girona trip?

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I look forward to the Girona outings as I live in France over the border so this is a bit far for me.

    February 17, 2013

    • Toni

      Hi Beth, of course, I understand you. I hope to see you soon in Girona. Saludos!

      February 22, 2013

  • Sophie Da C.

    Hola!
    Ya veo que este evento está lleno, pero para los próximos me gustaría saber si esto suele ser en inglés o en español porque no está especificado, no?
    Muchas gracias!!!

    February 21, 2013

    • Toni

      Hola Sophie, si quieres venir aún queda una vacante disponible. Las visitas son en español e inglés, aunque yo me expreso mejor en español. Los grupos suelen ser mixtos y en ellos se habla inglés, español, catalán e incluso francés. Un saludo!

      February 22, 2013

  • Isabel de M.

    Como ha tenido tanto éxito, espero que lo vuelvas a organizar, Toni.

    February 22, 2013

    • Toni

      Esperemos que sí. Hasta la vista Isabel!

      February 22, 2013

  • Toni

    Hi everybody, The forecast weather for Sunday is ok: a cold sunny day. I give you my phone number, so if you have any problem you can contact me: (+34)[masked]

    Saludos and see you on Sunday! Toni

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • SALOME

    El cambio de fecha no me va bien y me desapunto.

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Nuria

    Toni, ¿este lo has cambiado del 17 al 24? En el mail que he recibido pone el 17 y aquí el 24 de febrero

    February 12, 2013

    • Toni

      Hola Nuria, sí, al final es el domingo 24 pq este domingo ya había montado otra cosa. ¡Saludos!

      1 · February 12, 2013

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