Jewish Quarter

Address:Carrer de la Força. 17004 Girona
Price: free of charge

The center of Girona has one of the most important Jewish quarters in Spain. We know of the existence of the Jewish population in the city since the ninth century, although it was in the twelfth when they met as community about Força street, backbone of a neighborhood that arrived to host 800 people at its peak times.

In this neighborhood came to be, among other buildings, three synagogues, ritual baths (Mikwe), a Talmud school for children, a hospital and a hostel for Jewish visitors from other places.

On its narrow streets, which were closed at night, passed the lives of great thinkers, philosophers, doctors and Kabbalists of the time as Mosse ben Nahman (Bonastruc ça Porta, which names the Jewish Museum of Girona), Mesula ben Solomon of Piera, Azriel of Gerona, Jacob ben Sehet Gerondi or Salomo ben Ezra. The history of the Jews in Spain was severely disrupted by the expulsion issued against them by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492.

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  • Churches(6)
  • Sights(1)
  • Nature reserve(2)
  • Museums(5)
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Une promenade sur le Quartier Juif de Gérona, Costa Brava

Pati del Museu Jueu Centre Bonastruc Ça Porta, Girona

Calle de La Força, eje vertebrador del barrio judío de Girona

Taüt al Museu Jueu de Girona

Jüdische Gemeinde Girona, Costa Brava, Spanien

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  • 115
    6.1 miles away

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  • 132
    6.9 miles away

    The Shrine of the Angels is located at 484 meters above sea level, on one of the highest mountains in the mountain ranges formed by the Gavarres. From this esplanade you obtain a wonderful view of the plain of Girona, the Baix Empordà region, the Medes Islands, the Pyrenees, the mountains of Montseny and the Guilleries. In the church (the s. XVIII) Gala and Dalí married secretly in 1958. The shrine offers a hosting service of rooms with views.