PRIVATE JEWISH TOUR OF BARCELONA

DISCOVER THE JEWISH QUARTER AND MORE

Are you interested in the Jewish Heritage of Barcelona? Are you fascinated by history and love using your imagination to visualized the old times even when there’s little left to be seen from that past? Are you looking forward to going off the beaten path rather than seeing the big sites?

In the Middle Ages, the Jewish community of Barcelona was the most important in the Crown of Aragon and we have evidences that there were already Jewish families in our land during the Roman times. They were an important part of our society until the pogroms in 1391, after which the community was dissolved. The Jewish only started coming back to Spain in the mid-20th century, and nowadays they are only a very small part of our local population.

Unfortunately, there’s little left to be seen from the medieval splendor of our Jewish society, and even if you are willing to make a lot of research and navigate the maze of alleys of the Gothic Quarter on your own, you are likely to miss out many of those signs of the local Jewish past that only a trained guide can point out. Come with us on a trip back in time!

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IN THIS PRIVATE JEWISH TOUR YOU WILL SEE:

CALL & SYNAGOGUE
(all tours)

MUSEUM OF HISTORY
(4-hr walking tour)

MONTJUIC MEMORIALS
(4-hr chauffeured tour)

CEMETERY
(4-hr chauffeured tour)

  • Learn about the most important Jewish community of Catalonia in the middle ages.
  • Hear about Nachmanides and the Disputation of 1263.
  • Discover how the local Jewish community was destroyed already 100 years before the Inquisition arrived.
  • And much more, in a private tour just for you and your party!

ADAPT YOUR TOUR TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS

This tour is designed for people with a strong interest in the local Jewish History, who don’t mind if most sites are gone or are pretty small: learning is their main goal.

If you’d rather get an overview of the medieval Jewish Section but also see some top city sights, most of our Sightseeing Tours include the Jewish Section, and the tour of the Gothic Quarter allows for a more detailed visit while still seeing other non-Jewish sites.

If you are traveling with children, this tour is probably too academic for them and they are likely to get bored. We strongly suggest booking the tour of the Gothic Quarter instead and ask for a stronger focus on the Jewish heritage.

If you have walking issues or use a wheelchair, please note that the Old Town is fully pedestrian and there aren’t too many opportunities to seat. The area is relatively wheelchair-friendly, though, and the museums are adapted except the medieval synagogue which as half a dozen steps at the entrance.

If you are on a budget or only want a basic tour of the Call (Jewish Section), book a 1.5 Express tour of the Jewish Quarter.

If you want the whole enchilada, book a 4-hour chauffeured tour and add two extra hours to visit the Museum of History of the City as well.

If you have an extra day and would like to go on a Jewish day trip out of town, don’t miss our Girona and Besalú excursion.

Barcelona Synagogue

CAN WE VISIT AN ACTIVE SYNAGOGUE?

There are 4 active synagogues in Barcelona: 2 orthodox and 2 reform. For safety reasons it is not possible to visit them unannounced: it is necessary to contact them in advance and present documents that back you up.

If you have a strong preference for one of them, it’s best if you ask your rabbi at home to contact them with a recommendation letter. Otherwise, we can organize a visit with one of the local reform synagogues (that also needs to be arranged ahead of time and identification might be requested).

MONTJUIC MEMORIALS

CALL INTERPRETATION CENTER

LES CORTS CEMETERY

MUHBA (Museum of History)

TOUR SCHEDULE

TOUR LENGHT

EXPRESS TOUR: 1.5 hours
WALKING AND CHAUFFEURED TOURS: 4 hours each

RECOMMENDED STARTING TIME

MORNING TOURS: 9:30 or 10AM. The Synagogue doesn’t open until 10:30AM in the Summer and 11AM in the Winter.
AFTERNOON TOURS: Anytime between 1 and 4PM. The Interpretation Center closes at 2PM on Wednesdays and Fridays.
EXPRESS TOURS: Anytime between 3 and 5PM. Express tours are only available in the afternoons after 3PM.

CALENDAR

AVAILABLE:

  • Express Tours: Week days after 3PM.
  • Half day tours (walking or chauffeured options): Everyday, any time.

SABBATH: We will be glad to organize a 100% walking tour that day (Call, Interpretation Center and Museum of History), and our guide will handle the money for you.
SOME SITES CLOSED:
Monday: The Museum of History and Interpretation Center are closed
Tuesday: The Interpretation Center is closed.
Wednesday: The Interpretation Center is oply open in the morning.
Thursday: The Interpretation Center is closed.
Friday: The Interpretation Center is closed.
Saturday: The Medieval Synagogue is closed.

TOUR AND BOOKING INFORMATION

  • TRANSPORTATION

    Depending on chosen itinerary:

    Express and Walking tour. Taxi rides from your hotel/apartment and back are not included if needed.
    Chauffeured tour: Mercedes car or minivan for upto 6 of you + guide & dedicated driver.

  • ENTRANCE FEES | Not included

    PAID ON SITE skipping lines:
    Medieval Synagogue (€3,5/person)
    Center of Interpretation of the Call (€3,5/person)
    Museum of History of the City (€7/person)

  • LUNCH | Not planned

    This tour does not involve a lunch stop. If you’d need to stop for lunch, please book one extra hour.

  • PRICING

    2019 fees – TOTAL PER TOUR (not per person)

    EXPRESS TOUR: €195
    WALKING TOUR:  €299
    CHAUFFEURED TOUR:  €575

    EXTRA HOURS:
    Guide only: €93/hour
    Guide + driver: €150/hour

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  • BOOK NOW

    Our team is small and we can only secure a guide for you after full payment has been received. Don’t wait until last-minute: we often book out.

* Site ticket costs are given as an orientation only, as they can change without notice. Discounts might apply for students and/or seniors.

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REVIEWS FROM TRAVELERS LIKE YOU

Jack D

We wanted to focus on the Jewish history in Barcelona and we learned a ton about how Jews leave here before the 1492 expulsion. Miriam took us to the synagogue and Mikhve the and lots more. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to really understand the amazing history of the city. Míriam was just a FANTASTIC tourguide and Foreverbarcelona is a great company!

Dee-Dee Pavlofsky Stein

We explored Jewish Barcelona with this company and loved it! Best Barcelona Jewish Tour!

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