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Girona Jewish Quarter (El Call de Girona)
Girona Jewish Quarter (El Call de Girona)

Girona Jewish Quarter (El Call de Girona)

Força Vella (Old Quarter), Girona, Catalonia

The Basics

Girona is one of the most convenient and popular day trips from Barcelona, with a bulk of the town’s attractions situated in or near Girona Jewish Quarter (El Call de Girona). A typical tour might include sights, such as the impressive hilltop Cathedral of Santa Maria and the nearby Arab baths, while Jewish history tours often include a stop at the Museum of Jewish History.

In recent years, the Jewish Quarter was used as a filming location for Game of Thrones, and TV-themed walking tours take visitors to key filming sites.

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Girona and Costa Brava Small-Group Tour with Hotel pickup from Barcelona
Girona and Costa Brava Small-Group Tour with Hotel pickup from Barcelona
$114.56 per adult
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What a memorable tour!
We saw at least 6 different places on this full day private tour. It was really amazing and worth every penny spent. Andre was very professional and friendly. He spent the whole day with us from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. This tour was the highlight of our visit to Barcelona. We wished that we stayed a few nights at each village we visited.
f45z8nnj6b, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Girona

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Fantastic Tour Guide
Jill K, Sep 2018
Private: Girona and Besalu Jewish History Tour from Girona
We cannot say enough about the phenomenal tour guides who showed us a perfectly wonderful day in Girona and Besalu. Marc and Carmen are extremely capable, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Don't consider seeing these beautiful medieval cities with any other guides than Marc & Carmen/Viator! You will be very happy & well cared for. Gorgeous cities!
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Great walking tour of Girona
MicheleinNC, Oct 2018
Girona Walking Tour with Monuments Entrance and Guide
My husband and I were so glad that we went on this tour with Susanna. She was interesting, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. She shared her vast knowledge of the interesting history, folklore and legends about the town. I would highly recommend this.
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Wonderful walking tour. Guide was...
cerobbins2, Nov 2017
Girona Walking Tour with Monuments Entrance and Guide
Wonderful walking tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and it was fun to see the spots where Game of Thrones was filmed!
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Marc and Carmen were incredibly...
Yaffa W, Aug 2017
Private: Girona and Besalu Jewish History Tour from Girona
Marc and Carmen were incredibly knowledgeable about Girona and Besalu, as well as accommodating and friendly. I chose pickup from the Girona train station, and transportation was a comfortable new air conditioned van. The mikveh at Besalu is not to be missed.
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Girona has some fascinating history...
Sally K, Jun 2017
Girona Walking Tour with Monuments Entrance and Guide
Girona has some fascinating history and our guide Marc was deftly able to unlock it for us in a very amiable and pleasant 3 hours. Our trip around the City was knowledgeable, insightful and entertaining and we put the recommendations we were given to good use enhancing our trip even more.
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This was an amazing tour with a...
Lynn W, Aug 2017
Girona Walking Tour with Monuments Entrance and Guide
This was an amazing tour with a highly knowledgeable guide.He could answer any question that we had for him on our tour. It is a city with so much history that to simply walk through it without a guide is a shame. Very professional guide, would highly recommend.
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This was a fantastic and fascinating...
Timothy J, Jan 2018
Girona Walking Tour with Monuments Entrance and Guide
This was a fantastic and fascinating tour! My guide was named Susanna, and she was very friendly, personable, and knowledgeable about the history of Girona, Catalonia, and all of Spain. I highly recommend this tour since you will undoubtedly learn interesting things that you never would have known by going it on your own. Afterwards, having gained your bearings, you can then go back and delve deeper into the aspects of Girona that interest you the most. Highly recommended!
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Fantastic Tour with Awesome Guide & Driver!
Footprints17449, Jun 2019
Private: Girona and Besalu Jewish History Tour from Girona
Our private tour with Carmen and Marc was fantastic! We saw so much and Marc even adjusted our tour when he heard we were Game of Thrones fans. We loved learning the Jewish History and the places we toured were amazing! What a fantastic day we had and our pictures are treasures! We made memories to last a lifetime! Very comfortable and safe ride with Carmen and Marc is very knowledgeable, friendly, kind, and professional. He made sure we enjoyed every minute of our tour. Our family loved the lunch of Tapas Marc suggested. It was great to see the clips of Game of Thrones on his iPad and then go to that exact location on our tour. We are so grateful we chose this tour and would highly recommend any tour with Carmen and Marc.
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This tour was amazing. Our guide...
Alla S, May 2017
Girona Walking Tour with Monuments Entrance and Guide
This tour was amazing. Our guide Susanna delve into our interests. it was the wonderful and knowledgeable emotional experience. We had completely private tour. We have learned a lot. Susanna was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and personable. Thanks for the tour.
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We spent the morning exploring...
Elizabeth H, Apr 2017
Girona Walking Tour with Monuments Entrance and Guide
We spent the morning exploring Girona with Marc. He met us at the train station and entertained us with the city's history and legends for the next 3 hours. He was an excellent guide - knowledgeable, charming and enthusiastic! We learned a ton and felt our time in Girona was successful it is a beautiful fascinating city that has fabulous food, great stores to shop and is an easy day trip from Barcelona. I highly recommend this walking tour with Marc.
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Wonderful experience only wish we...
rbergerlb, Dec 2017
Private: Girona and Besalu Jewish History Tour from Girona
Wonderful experience only wish we hadn't stopped for lunch. The tour was enlightening with a passionate guide and good driver. Since the tour was from Barcelona and the ship docked later than we expected the guide was very flexible about switching our timewe needed a bit more time and had to skip the museum in Girona to see the beautiful and wonderful Bresalu. We were treated to a private look into an ancient Mikva there. Overall I would recommend the tour to anyone interested in Jewish history.
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We just took this tour with Marc...
Jane K, Apr 2017
Girona Walking Tour with Monuments Entrance and Guide
We just took this tour with Marc Sanchez and thought he was terrific. Very knowledgeable and wonderful company.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Jewish Quarter is a must-see for history buffs and first-time visitors to Girona.

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces; cobbled streets are still the norm.

  • Keep in mind that many shops and restaurants in the Call close during the afternoon hours, so plan accordingly.

  • Day trips from Barcelona can last anywhere from six to 13 hours, depending on the activities chosen.

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How to Get There

Girona Jewish Quarter (also known as the Barrio Judío de Girona) is located in the old part of the city, around Carrer de la Força and within easy walking distance of the Girona train station.

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When to Get There

With a mild climate, there’s no real bad time to visit Girona and its Jewish Quarter, though it can be rather busy during the month of August. For the best balance of good weather and sparser crowds, plan to visit during the spring or fall shoulder seasons. The old city hosts a wildly popular flower festival in mid-May.

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Museum of Jewish History

The collection at the Museum of Jewish History in Girona recounts the history of Catalonia’s Jewish communities throughout the medieval period. Eleven themed galleries lead visitors through the collection, covering topics such as family life, Jewish culture, synagogues, and the Inquisition.

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