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The Museum of Jewish History

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Address: Carrer de la Forca, 8, 17004 Girona, Spain
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+34 972 21 67 61
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 14:00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The main aim of the Museum is to preserve and reflect the history of the...

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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A very interesting and well presented collection

We visited the museum this week as part of a family holiday to Girona. We found it well organised and run, and spent approximately one hour there. The museum was fairly quiet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum this week as part of a family holiday to Girona. We found it well organised and run, and spent approximately one hour there. The museum was fairly quiet during our visit and there was a somber atmosphere. Overall the museum provides some fascinating information on Girona's Jewish history and is good value for money. Although there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum only costs 4 € to visit so it's well worth the money and the time. You'll get a good insight into life in the Jewish Quarter of Girona and the rise and fall of the Jewish community there. You also get some interesting insights into the role of the Spanish Inquisition. Well worth a visit.

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Call_de_Girona, Director de Recepción at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your opinion Steven, As you have said, our aim is to explain how was the life of the Jewish communities in Middle Ages, a part of the history which stays being not really well-known. Thank you very much for visiting us. Best regards, Staff of the Museu d’Història dels Jueus More 

Fort Pierce, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there isnt much left but the few items and the way everything is shown with its history does make this place unique

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Call_de_Girona, Director de Recepción at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

Dear otmarwbaertl, That’s true, our museum is not a big one, but there’s a lot to discover insight. At the same time, the museum is settled in the heard of the medieval Jewish Quarter, a neighbourhood where you can breath the history of many centuries ago. Thanks a lot for visiting us! Best regards, Staff of the Museu d’Història dels... More 

Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a very well organized museum with valuable artifacts. Do not omit visiting the bookstore near by.

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Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. We'll keep on working to offer a nice experience in the museum More 

Washington D.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This museum definitely is worth a visit if you're in Girona. It was the most interesting and informative museum of Jewish history that I've visited in Europe. In many places -- including Venice where our private tour guide told us that the Jews were locked inside the ghetto at night for their own protection -- this museum did not shy... More 

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Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. We'll keep on working to offer a nice experience in the museum More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Before we explored the winding streets of the Jewish Quarter in Girona, we stopped at this museum. What a fabulous introduction to the rich Jewish history of Girona. The museum is laid out nicely, taking you from the beginning of the Jewish community in Girona through the expulsion and forced conversion of the Jews from Spain. I would recommend the... More 

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Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

We thank you for your kind words. Help us spread the word about our project More 

Lincolnwood, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

As thorough as can be...History of Jews with complete documentation and artifacts on display..The curator did an amazing job of telling the history of the Jews and their treatment...

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Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed the visit and the city More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A very intersting place to visit to see how the Jewish quarter evolved and declined. A bit intense on the details of the evolution of the language and where all the exiles came from and went to. More suited to those with a strong interest in Jewish history and funereal artifacts. The old womens bath was interesting, but some gaps... More 

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Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed the visit and the city More 

Arcata, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Jews were in Girona since at least the 9th century. They occupied The Call, many narrow streets in the oldest part of town, and were very much valued in the community at large. Unfortunately, The Call became a ghetto in 1391. The Museum, built where the synagogue once stood, is lovely and provides a very good idea of what The... More 

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Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed the visit and the city More 

Marrakech, Morocco, Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We came to the museum to see the old mikvah and wanted to see some of the artifacts. There were some interesting items but most of the stuff was facsimiles of the originals and multimedia stuff on Judaism. The gardens are lovely.

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Call_de_Girona, Communication at The Museum of Jewish History, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. Our main goal is to tell the history of the Jewish community, despite not having many original artifacts in the city, that's true. The archives of Girona hold a rich collection of documents, so investigators can study them directly. Therefore we have facsimiles to show this heritage to everyone. More 

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