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Carrer de Marlet 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it was very interesting to find this tiny Synagogue in the middle of the Barrio Gotic and it is thought to be one of the oldest Synagogues in Europe. It was used for many other things over the years and was reopened as a museum...More

Thank luvtravel88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for this temple for days and no one knew where it was but one day a street cleaner I asked and he direct us to this magnificent place in history. All of a sudden I was transported to the late 15 century...More

2  Thank kikita23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this tiny place as the Jewish Museum was closed despite it being within advertised opening times. However, the staff gave a short but very informative talk about the history and were quite happy for us to soak up the very ancient atmosphere in our...More

1  Thank BimKentUK
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Only three Spanish cities have synagogues remaining after the expulsion of 1492 (e.g. Segovia), but Cordoba’s is closed for renovations. I wanted to visit Barcelona’s Synagogue and saw it alone, since my husband got lost on the way from a different place (directions of Google...More

1  Thank AnLily
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

As should be expected, there’s not much to see and nothing original except the rooms. Having said that, the brief presentation was worth the visit. Especially to understand the building’s history and the way the inner walls were changed to make sure the “building” faced...More

Thank Bryan A
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Interesting place to visit. It is easy to find and the presentation is very informative. It is very inexpensive and we were happy to help with the small donation ticket.

1  Thank PhoenixRoma
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

As Jews interested in Jewish history, we found this place very interesting and worthwhile. Somewhat difficult to find and a very small space, but has an old feel and it was great to see other visitors interested, including Israelis. Maybe less interesting for the general...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

A disappointment! I cannot believe they charged €3.50, which they call a "donation ticket", for a 10 minute presentation about the synagogue. The synagogue is comprised of 2 small rooms which half is occupied by the ticket counter and souvenirs. The rest are bits and...More

Thank TravelsofCorina
Reviewed 11 July 2018

If you love history, if you love historical places, do yourself a favor and seek out this synagogue. You feel the energy the minute you walk through the small, unassuming entryway. Nice presentation given, but the real gem is just experiencing the antiquity of the...More

3  Thank Milhan F
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Short and sweet, small and wonderful! Yes we had to pay 3.5Euro, but I was happy to contribute to it for the upkeep of keeping the synagogue. What a gem to still have the building around when you think of the time that has elapsed...More

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mollyshark
17 March 2017|
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Response from c_wicks234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, several visitors were taking photos. The staff were also very helpful.
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SHC220
6 September 2015|
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Response from sara v | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry I dont recall. We used Waze to get there. Its not too hard as the area isnt huge. Enjoy it's real fun. Just make sure they are open. Check online.
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