Jewish Barcelona

Jewish Barcelona

The centerpiece of Barcelona’s Medieval Jewish history can be found in what is now the famous, and popular, Gothic Quarter with about a three-square block known as The Call, Association of the Medieval Jewish Quarter.

Undoubtedly, the highlight of a visit here is the Synagogue Mayor which, dating from the Medieval Era, is the oldest in Barcelona, and re-opened in 2002 after a beautiful renovation. More Jewish connections nearby can be found in the fascinating City History Museum of Barcelona (entrance fees are extra, not included in the package), some of which is subterranean, and is located in the dramatic Place del Rei.

Montjuic, the Mountain of the Jews, is most probably most famous for the Barcelona Olympic Games of 1992 and a variety of museums, but it is also home of the very old Jewish cemetery with some stones dating as far back as the 11th century.