Medieval Jewish Girona
We have traveled all over the world. Jonathan's Gothic tour was so informative & intriguing that we asked him the very next day to go with us to Girona to give us a tour of the Jewish Quarter there as well.
GOTHIC QUARTER TOUR
- Amit & Etty Hasak
Discover the quiet beauty of Girona,
the cradle of Sephardic brilliance in Catalonia
The birthplace of Kabbalah on the Iberian Peninsula, Girona played a pivotal roll in the development of medieval Jewry not only in Spain but the world over. While Barcelona was the larger, administrative capital of medieval Catalan Jewry, Girona was her intellectual & spiritual sister.
What to expect?
Glimpse at the now empty slots chiseled out of stone where families once hung their mezuzah and gaze at the most important collection of medieval Jewish headstones in all of the Iberian Peninsula in the Girona Jewish History Museum. Stepping outside of the Jewish Quarter we will visit 11th century Arabic Baths as well as one of the most important Romanesque churches in all of Catalonia.
This experience is a Half Day tour or can be combined with a private visit with docent to the Dalí Museum as a Full Day tour.