Jewish Heritage (3h)


Barcelona had one of the most important Jewish communities in Europe. Its relationship with the city was of great importance to the city’s history, but its relationship with the Christians was always tense. The 1391 events made them begin their exile, and with the Inquisition they disappeared entirely.

While we walk around their old Quarter, called “Call”, we will discover their customs, why they weren’t understood and what happened in 1391. We will see what were once their houses, some of them with the mezuzah mark on the door, the purification baths, the recently discovered Major Synagogue, the biggest of the 5 synagogues that the city had, and the Call Interpretation Centre (a research centre about Jewish heritage in Barcelona).



Duration: 3 hours
Recommended Start time: 10a.m.


Our entire visit is focused on the GOTHIC QUARTER.
– the old Jewish Quarter, where the old Jewish community was settled.
– the Major Synagogue (inside): the oldest one in Europe.
– the Interpretation Centre el “Call” if it is open (a research centre about Jewish heritage in Barcelona)

Transportation Method

Walking through the Old Town.

Notes / restrictions

AVAILABILITY: it is not possible to do this tour on Saturday because the Synagogue is closed.
DISABILITY: Unfortunately this tour can’t be done by people who use wheelchair.

What's Included?

* My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
* LICENSED TOUR GUIDE: it authorizes me to guide you inside monuments and museums.

What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

* Ancient Synagogue admission tickets: 4€ per person
* “Call Interpretation Centre” (if it’s opened) admission tickets: 2,20€ per person

Minimum & Maximum travellers

1 to 9 persons

Meet up location / End location

MEET UP: I suggest starting the tour at Catalonia Square (in front of the Zurich Cafeteria), but I can pick you up at your hotel/apartment/cruise Ship or wherever we agree as long as it is in Barcelona.
DROP OFF: wherever you want. I can suggest some restaurants (it can be a kosher restaurant) or some places to visit on your own.

  • If you are interested in the Jewish heritage, maybe you will appreciate to visit Girona city, with the best preserved Jewish heritage in Spain; and Besalú, a town close to Girona where Jewish had an important activity.

MAP OF THE TOUR (click the icon at the upper-left corner to display the sites)