The Jewish Quarter of Barcelona (El Call) and its first documented reference in Barcelona dates from the years 875-877 in times of francos. This guided route describes the life and history of the Jewish community that lived in “El Call”, neighborhood of Barcelona during medieval times, first the Black Death (1348), followed by the riots (1391) made the Aljama disappear. The notarial records of Barcelona contain a great deal of information about the economic activity of the Barcelona Jews during the 13th and 14th centuries.
This tailor-made route has been written in collaboration with MUHBA (Barcelona museum of history). First, we will visit the Major Call or Call Mayor: to the south the Carrer del Call; to the west, by the old Roman wall, and to the east with the street of Bisbe, not forgetting the new baths where the ritual of the Mikveh Jewish bath was performed.
- Minor Call or Call Menor: By mid-SXII the number of Jews in the city had increased markedly by the emigration of Occitan lands, where they lived a complicated situation. That is why King Jaume I in 1257 gave license to create a new Jewish neighborhood, outside the surroundings of the Roman wall coinciding with the boundaries of the current streets of La Boquería, d´en Rauric and de la Lleona id´ Avynó.
- In the current C / Nou de la Rambla, 3-5 we will enter El Palau Güell (1886-1890), home of the Güell-López family until he moved to Park Güell.
Gaudí knew how to design a functional palace with an interesting conception of space and light. Gaudí introduced in the Palau Güell varied solutions from very personal approaches and created exceptional expressive forms product of his imagination, using traditional noble materials (stone, wood, wrought iron, ceramics, glass, etc.).
- World Heritage by UNESCO in 1984. The building, as a youth work, contains the essence of Gaudí’s later work and is essential to understand its architecture.
What’s included: Guided tour with official guide
Entrance to the Palau Güell, from Antoni Gaudí
A private tour guide means exclusivity just for you. Without sharing with other visitors. We are a travel agency.
Insurance, entrance to Palau Güell and official guide included.
Duration: Minimum 3 hours.
Extras: Appetizer or food
|10.30||10.45||Preparation and welcome of the activity.|
|10.45||11.45||Route through the Minor Call|
|11.45||12:15||Route through the Call Mayor|
|12.15||13:00||Visit to the Palau Güell|
CONDITIONS AND OBSERVATIONS
Minimum number of participants: 6 people or equivalent and maximum 25 people.
Privatize: This service can be offered after hours open to the public.
Price: € 61 per person minimum 4 pax maximum 25 pax. VAT included
This tour is only on demand.
From Monday to Sunday from 8.00 a.m. m. at 8.00 p. m.
From October to March from 8.00 a.m. m. at 6.00 p. m.
From April to September from 8.00 a.m. m. at 7.00 p. m.
This offer is exclusive and upon request to BarcelonArt of Travel ©.
It reserves the right to suspend or modify the activity when the weather and security conditions so require.
For larger groups upon request.
Note: This route can be offered also at Girona, under request.
Discover the Jewish heritage of Catalonia on a full-day tour of Gerona and Besalú, led by a private guide.
Learn about the historical wealth of the area while wandering the winding streets and the unique shops of the old Jewish quarter of Girona, visit the Jewish History Museum, and explore the unique cultural treasures of Besalú, including a Romanesque bridge, a Miqvé of the century XII and the remains of a medieval synagogue.
- 7-hour private tour of the Jewish history of Girona and Besalú.
- Explore two of the most important Jewish heritage sites in Catalonia.
- Walk through the medieval streets, virtually unalterable over time.
- Visit the Jewish History Museum in Girona and walk through “The Call”.
- In 1284 a document called it «Barri d’Israel» in various buildings of this area that concern judges and compose a system of harpsichords, with balconies and patios.
- Enter an underground Miqvé from the 12th century in Besalú.