Major Synagogue

Major Synagogue, Barcelona

Major Synagogue
4.5
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
How to get there
  • Liceu • 4 min walk
  • Jaume I • 4 min walk
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4.5
212 reviews
Excellent
105
Very good
70
Average
25
Poor
9
Terrible
3

Joe V
Fairfield, CT19 contributions
Sep 2019
Moving experience, fascinating history.If you are visiting Barcelona, highly recommended. Notice how the Synagogue is below ground after centuries of building the street above, Notice how narrow the streets are as they date from the Middle Ages....
Written 9 March 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,380 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
This small synagogue is one of the oldest in all of Europe, dating back to the 3rd-4th century. While it is not currently used for services, it remains a testament to the Jewish people who were were massacred during the Inquisition that after all of these centuries, the synagogue remains and both Jews and non-Jews from around the world make a point of visiting this holy place. Inside, I listened to an informative 10-15 minute history of the synagogue presented by a pleasant young lady who works at the synagogue. The items on display are not original to the synagogue, but have been donated. One such item is a 500 year-old Torah. Be sure to see the lovely stained glass window as well as the original synagogue foundation which is visible beneath glass flooring. Allow a half-hour. Admission is 3.50.
Written 8 March 2020
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,663 contributions
Nov 2019
A guide gives very good explanations in at least Spanish, Hebrew, and English—perhaps other languages as well. Interesting and historically of great value. I think it was 3.50 euro each.
Written 29 November 2019
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Camper03524923532
Thank you so much for your comment! it was a pleasure having you with us. Have a nice day :)
Written 4 December 2019
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Ruth F
44 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the visit very much. However, the meeting point did not open until 11am and our ticket was timed for 10.45 am! The guide at the Synagogue , Sofia, was excellent .
Written 25 November 2019
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Camper03524923532
Hello Ruth, We are so sorry for the inconvenience, but happy to hear that finally you enjoyed the experience! It was a pleasure having you with us, Bye :)
Written 27 November 2019
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Sabrina St. Peter
7 contributions
Oct 2019
My mother and I enjoyed this tour. However, it was confusing as to where the 3D experience was. We first went to the MUHBA and it is NOT there. It is at a shop around the corner. Some more instructions on how to find this would be helpful.
Written 21 October 2019
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Camper03524923532
Thanks for your opinion, and we will tranfer the information to the manager!
Written 28 October 2019
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michele b
12 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
This tiny little synagogue was very close to la ramblas where I was staying. Having a Jewish heritage I decided to go.
The place is only two rooms but filled with a lot of history. The two women working there were super nice and knowledgeable. I am so glad I visited it!!
Written 9 October 2019
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Camper03524923532
Happy to hear that you enjoyed!
Written 28 October 2019
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Angelica B
Playa de las Americas, Spain21 contributions
Sep 2019
Its a wonderful spiritual experience ...magic place with very high vibration!Its a must if you feel open mind spiritually!
Written 3 September 2019
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Camper03524923532
Thanks for this amazing opinion, hope everyone follow your advice!
Written 28 October 2019
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@Erschel
New York City, NY11 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Amazing place which somehow has survived despite the violent anti-Semitism which killed off most of Barcelona’s Jews at the end of the 14th century — followed by the Inquisition and WWII. The synagogue is very sweet, small but has a tremendous history. Short but informative tour. Don’t miss it.
Written 24 August 2019
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Camper03524923532
Thanks for your opinion!
Written 28 October 2019
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DonsPromo
Great Neck, NY84 contributions
Aug 2019
For part of the Jewish history in Barcelona, this is a must visit. Its meaningful, and historic, but its really a tiny museum, not a working shul, with only 2 rooms. But if you are interested in our history, you must go there. We went there as part of our Jewish tour. They give a short historical history there which lasts about 15 minutes.
Written 11 August 2019
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Camper03524923532
Thanks for your opinion, happy to hear that you enjoyed!
Written 28 October 2019
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Doron
Kirkland, WA33 contributions
Jul 2019
Hidden in the Jewish Quarter you will experience a walk through history, learning about the Jewish community dating back to Roman ages, the discovery of the synagogue and its restoration. Great artifacts were brought in from different places around the world and we even learned that there are small private events are still held inside from time to time. Nora was knowledgeable and so kind showing us around.
Written 4 July 2019
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