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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 2 weeks ago

A well laid out museum which offers an interesting insight into the history of the Jewish community in this part of Spain.

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Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here to find out about the history of the Jewish quarter. There were no audio guides available but every room had information in English that gave us plenty of Information about what was on display within it. Takes about an now to look...More

1  Thank Ally P
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 visiting us and for your comment. As you have said, the exhibition is really informative, so this way all the visitors are available to understand the history of the Girona's Jewish community, despite we don't have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Gironas beautiful Jewish quarter would not be complete without visiting this excellent small museum. It charts the arrival and growth of one of the largest Jewish communities in Spain and it's persecution and eventual break up. It gives some context to when...More

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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 comment. As you say, the Jewish quarter is a nice and quite place, where you can breath the history. But the only way to understand how was the life of the inhabitants of the quarter...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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 comment, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your time visiting us and that you had found it interesting and informative. We hope to see you again! Staff Patronat Call de Girona

Reviewed 10 July 2017

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

Dear, Maya, Thank you very much for your comment. We are sorry about you found it basic, plain and simplistic. If you would like to send us any question or advise, we will appreciate it. You can contact us on callgirona@ajgirona.cat. That's true that the...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

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

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Call_de_Girona, Comunication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

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 5 July 2017

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 9 July 2017

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 27 June 2017

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 3 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

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Call_de_Girona, Comunicación at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

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

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diant53
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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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