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Main Synagogue

C/Marlet, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 17 07 90
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C/Marlet, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the oldest Synagogue in Europe, the tiny space (barely room for 20 people) is steeped in the troubled history of the Medieval Jewish community of Barcelona. The little, basement room is no longer used for worship, but volunteers welcome visitors and, for a few...More

1  Thank Howi58
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We visited here while exploring the old Jewish Quarter. It is a a hidden gem and well worth a visit. There are two rooms (the foyer and the main room), with a small selection of gifts and an excellent guide book (worth buying to fully...More

3  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I love to see old historic things, but this is special to see. They have a guide who will give you a 10 minute breakdown of the history, the collections and general information about the synagogue and it's discovery. This is a very simple visit,...More

3  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We tried to find medieval synagogues in Catalonia and this was the only one we found still standing with four walls and a roof! It's Small as Jews were only allowed to build synagogue as big as smallest church, so tour doesn't take very long....More

2  Thank Zahava T
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This tiny museum, once part of the main synagogue before the expulsion of the Jews in the 13th century, is a little snippet of Barcelona's past. The brief explanation of the history is worth your time, then a short look at the structure and exhibits....More

2  Thank 88Stef
Reviewed 1 December 2016

After walking through the ancient Jewish section of Barcelona I found myself outside the door of the Sinagoga Mayor or the Major Synagogue of Barcelona....A misnoma if a person expected to see a grand cathedral.....Actually it is no more than a "cavern" like room under...More

1  Thank Walter L
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This is a remarkable little bit of Barcelona history. Tucked away in a tiny street in the old city you enter through a low insignificant door back in time to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. The short talk was informative and enlightening. Visit...More

1  Thank c_wicks234
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this amazing space in September. I would recommend for everyone to see it as a way to understand the experiences of Sephardic Jews in Spain. They will give you a 5 minute presentation and you are free to walk around the space. It...More

1  Thank soctraveler08
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Just two rooms in a building in a side street, and down some steep stairs - for a 2.50 euro donation you can see the excavations of the former synagogue which was on the site, and enjoy a 15-minute presentation about the history of the...More

2  Thank ChasMoSouthofEngland
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had a very informative talk from a friendly young lady here. We looked around the exhibits. There was a little shop with some great things to buy. We really enjoyed our visit and learnt a lot

1  Thank martine_mlk
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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
...More
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mollyshark
Are photographs permitted?
17 March 2017|
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Response from c_wicks234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, several visitors were taking photos. The staff were also very helpful.
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SHC220
We will be walking from Las Ramblas near the market. What's the best way to get to the synagogue?
6 September 2015|
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Response from sara v | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry I dont recall. We used Waze to get there. Its not too hard as the area isnt huge. Enjoy it's real fun. Just make sure they are open. Check online.
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lance-ginger
What are the hours you are open? What holidays are you closed?
3 July 2015|
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