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The Museum of Jewish History

Carrer de la Forca, 8, 17004 Girona, Spain
+34 972 21 67 61
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The main aim of the Museum is to preserve and reflect the history of the Jewish communities of Catalonia, which throughout the entire medieval period formed part of, and made a decisive contribution to, the history of the country and its cultural and scientific development. In most cases an attempt has been made to illustrate the explanations given during the visit to the Museum with examples of items originating from Girona's own Jewish history. These examples, which may be in documentary, archaeological or pictorial form, thus offer a general explanation of the pattern of Jewish life in medieval Catalonia.
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Carrer de la Forca, 8, 17004 Girona, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lot of great stuff to read about and see in this Museum. Enjoy it and see as much as you can. Not far from Barcelona

Thank egellman
Reviewed 1 week ago

According to the museum's pamphlets, the old walls of the ancient medieval Jewish quarter "remember" the Jews who lived there between the 12th and the 15th centuries. They lived there until they were tortured, executed, and expelled out of the country in 1492... The museum...More

Thank Maya M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is located in the Jewish Quarter(or Call) of Girona and visiting was a worthwhile experience. The majority of the exhibits were in English, so I was able to understand exactly what I was looking at. The museum has many artifacts. Some of my...More

Thank _jordanselzer90
Call_de_Girona, Comunication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sir or Madam, thank you very much for your comments. We are glad to know you had enjoied your visit at the museum. In fact, one of our objectives is to encourage the visitors think over the conflicts along the history, all of us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sombre look at how Girona has lost its Jews to forced conversions & persecution. Highly recommend visiting for the education as well as the beautiful building that's been created to honour Girona's Jewish heritage.More

Thank Fairbrits
Call_de_Girona, Comunication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your comments. The Girona's Jewish quarter is one of the best preserved ones since Middle Ages, so it deserves a visit, and of course, a museum to exhibit how was the life of the Jewish inhabitants between those streets and walls....More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is in english and the video takes you right through the entire history until they were finally driven out in 1492. It covers their culture and the trials they endured with many of them being burnt alive during the inquisition.More

1  Thank Robyn-and-Rob
Call_de_Girona, Comunicación at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your comment, we are glad to know you enjoyed your visit at the museum. We would like to point out that the Inquisition only had power over the Jews who have been baptised, never over other religions. So the ones who...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

I visited the museum 4 years ago (despite the date below). Knowing it was small I expected to spend about an hour, maybe 90 minutes and have lunch afterwards. I wound up spending about 3 hours, loved seeing and reading all the English explanations. I...More

1  Thank Jeff G
Call_de_Girona, Comunicación at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sir or Madam, we are glad to read your lines and to know that after four years you keep all these feelings about the visit in our museum. That's true, despite it is not a big building, there's information enough to spend two or...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is located in the old Jewish quarter of Girona. They found artifacts from 1492 when the Spanish queen get rid of all the Jews in Girona. You'll. Red around 2 hours to explore the Jewish Quarter and the museum. It cost only 2...More

Thank sararefaeli
Call_de_Girona, Director de Recepción at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thanks for your comment, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit at the museum and the Jewish quarter. There's a lot to do in Girona, so we hope to see you soon! Staff of Patronat Call de Girona

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Well documented and laid out exhibits, giving a glimpse into Jewish life, both in Girona and Spain. A must visit if you are at all interested in history.

Thank sonnetpete
Call_de_Girona, Director de Recepción at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

We are glad you enjoyed the visit at the museum. Thank you for your kind words!

Reviewed 13 May 2017

This museum lies in the old Jewish quarter, along with a shop and library. The whole area is a peaceful environment so try to avoid school trips as this can ruin the encounter.

Thank fussy011
Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

We thank you for your kind words. Help us spread the word about our project

Reviewed 9 May 2017

not as evocative or comprehensive as the jewish museum in Toledo. In fact if you've seen Toledo, you might be disappointed. Some of the exhibits are only in Spanish and none of the exhibits have any Hebrew. Also, some of the exhibits really need a...More

Thank shulamit657
Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

We appreciate your feedback. We'll keep on working to offer a nice experience in the museum. All displays in the permanent collection are in four languages (Catalan, Spanish, English and French), and the audioguides are available in the same languages and Hebrew. The only displays...More

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diant53
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Response from marc14df | Reviewed this property |
Dear diant53, no, you can only buy the tickets at the reception. But you can make a reservation for groups on thier e-mail: reserves.callgirona@ajgirona.cat
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