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Girona Jewish Quarter (El Call de Girona)
Girona Jewish Quarter (El Call de Girona)

Girona Jewish Quarter (El Call de Girona)

Força Vella (Old Quarter), Girona, Catalonia

The Basics

Girona is one of the most convenient and popular day trips from Barcelona, with a bulk of the town’s attractions situated in or near Girona Jewish Quarter (El Call de Girona). A typical tour might include sights, such as the impressive hilltop Cathedral of Santa Maria and the nearby Arab baths, while Jewish history tours often include a stop at the Museum of Jewish History.

In recent years, the Jewish Quarter was used as a filming location for Game of Thrones, and TV-themed walking tours take visitors to key filming sites.

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Girona and Costa Brava Small-Group Tour with Hotel pickup from Barcelona
Girona and Costa Brava Small-Group Tour with Hotel pickup from Barcelona
$111.27 per adult
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Awesome tour and tour guide
The tour guide Miquel was great and the best. He was very jovial while at the same time informative. He made this tour worthwhile with his wit and friendliness. Made it less strenuous. He also helped us order food at the restaurant in Costa Brava. Highly recommend this tour especially with Miquel.
Syam_M, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Girona

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Fantastic Tour Guide
Jill K, Sep 2018
Private: Girona and Besalu Jewish History Tour from Girona
We cannot say enough about the phenomenal tour guides who showed us a perfectly wonderful day in Girona and Besalu. Marc and Carmen are extremely capable, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Don't consider seeing these beautiful medieval cities with any other guides than Marc & Carmen/Viator! You will be very happy & well cared for. Gorgeous cities!
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Great walking tour of Girona
MicheleinNC, Oct 2018
Girona Walking Tour with Monuments Entrance and Guide
My husband and I were so glad that we went on this tour with Susanna. She was interesting, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. She shared her vast knowledge of the interesting history, folklore and legends about the town. I would highly recommend this.
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Fantastic Tour with Awesome Guide & Driver!
Footprints17449, Jun 2019
Private: Girona and Besalu Jewish History Tour from Girona
Our private tour with Carmen and Marc was fantastic! We saw so much and Marc even adjusted our tour when he heard we were Game of Thrones fans. We loved learning the Jewish History and the places we toured were amazing! What a fantastic day we had and our pictures are treasures! We made memories to last a lifetime! Very comfortable and safe ride with Carmen and Marc is very knowledgeable, friendly, kind, and professional. He made sure we enjoyed every minute of our tour. Our family loved the lunch of Tapas Marc suggested. It was great to see the clips of Game of Thrones on his iPad and then go to that exact location on our tour. We are so grateful we chose this tour and would highly recommend any tour with Carmen and Marc.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Jewish Quarter is a must-see for history buffs and first-time visitors to Girona.

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces; cobbled streets are still the norm.

  • Keep in mind that many shops and restaurants in the Call close during the afternoon hours, so plan accordingly.

  • Day trips from Barcelona can last anywhere from six to 13 hours, depending on the activities chosen.

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How to Get There

Girona Jewish Quarter (also known as the Barrio Judío de Girona) is located in the old part of the city, around Carrer de la Força and within easy walking distance of the Girona train station.

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When to Get There

With a mild climate, there’s no real bad time to visit Girona and its Jewish Quarter, though it can be rather busy during the month of August. For the best balance of good weather and sparser crowds, plan to visit during the spring or fall shoulder seasons. The old city hosts a wildly popular flower festival in mid-May.

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Museum of Jewish History

The collection at the Museum of Jewish History in Girona recounts the history of Catalonia’s Jewish communities throughout the medieval period. Eleven themed galleries lead visitors through the collection, covering topics such as family life, Jewish culture, synagogues, and the Inquisition.

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