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Tour of the Jewish Quarter of Barcelona

One of the main attractions of the city of Barcelona is that it still preserves some of its most characteristic historical vestiges intact. This city hosted one of the most important largest Jewish communities in medieval Spain and for that reason, the neighborhood where they lived, called call joeu, deserves a special visit.

Sepharad is the name used by the Jews, since the Jews, since the Middle Agesto refer to the Iberian Peninsula. Their history in the streets of Barcelona is long and extensive, because century after century they were consolidating their presence and becoming more part of this city. Until two key dates arrived, in 1391, when the first anti-Jewish revolts and 1492 when they were definitively expelled from Spain.

The tour of the Jewish quarter of Barcelona will allow you to know the way this people lived, inside the walls of the Catalan capital. Among its streets you will discover how areas such as craftsmanship, commerce, theology, science, poetry, philosophy, etc. flourished. In addition, you will be able to visit the ancient rabbinical school of great renown.

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Duration ⌛: 1:15 hs

Available languages: Spanish

This walking tour will start at Plaza Sant Jaume, one of the city’s nerve centers and where the Palau de la Generalitat is currently located. Then the guide will make you travel back in time, to place you in the medieval times of ancient Barcino. The Jewish quarter has left a great legacy to the city that has been preserved practically intact over the years.

In addition to discovering the main places frequented by the Jews, the guide will explain what their daily lives were like, what they did, what they ate, how they interacted with the Catalans, etc. We will also delve into the tragic story of their expulsion, because the Christian community was not able to coexist with this culture in peace.

This guided tour is one of the best ways to discover all the secrets hidden behind each of the stones of the Jewish Quarter. stones of the Jewish quarter and how the importance of this mistreated people has come down to the present day.

The price of these tours of the Jewish Quarter is 12€ for adults9 for children between 7 and 17 years old and it is totally free for children under 7 years old.

During the guided tour you will make different stops, The guide will explain the history and curiosities of the streets and emblematic monuments. We recommend you to ask your guide all the questions you have, in order to get to know Barcelona from a different perspective:

  • Sant Jaume Square
  • Call Major
  • Call Menor
  • The synagogue
  • Bonjuha Cabrit’s house
  • The street of butchers
  • New bathrooms
  • The MUHBA (Museum of the History of Barcelona)
  • The ancient Roman wall

The visit to Parc Güell has departures every day every day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at 12:15 pm. 12:15 in the morning and at 14:00 hours and 18:15 hours in the afternoon.

The tour of the Jewish quarter of Barcelona offers free cancellation, up to 48 hours before. After that time, you will not receive any refund of the amount paid.

Tour language

The guides for this tour speak Spanish.

The price of the tour includes:

  • Guide in Spanish.
  • Radio guides to follow the explanations.


The duration of the activity is 1:15 hours.

Until when is it possible to reserve?

You can book the Barcelona Jewish Quarter tour up to 24 hours before departure.up to 24 hours before departuresubject to availability. Book in advance to ensure a place on this route and not miss one of the most important neighborhoods of Barcelona.


This route is wheelchair accessible, but it is necessary to indicate it in the reservation, so that the guide can adapt the route.


Pets are not allowed on the tour.

Meeting point:

The meeting point is located at Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona.

How to find us?

When you arrive at Plaza Sant Jaume, you will be able to recognize your guide because he/she will be holding a pink umbrella and wearing a pink T-shirt. pink umbrella and will be wearing a pink T-shirt., with the Civitatis logo on the back. Approach the guide and show him your reservation to start the tour.

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This tour is a lot of fun and the guide explains very well.
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What a fun and entertaining excursion.
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Good tour to see a lot of Jewish culture.

Frequently Asked Questions

A city is nothing without its history, its culture and its people. This tour through the Jewish quarter of Barcelona will allow you to get to know this culture that was so deeply rooted in Catalan society and of which we still have many memories, customs and traditions. and of which we still have many memories, customs and traditions.

You do not have to tip the guide, as the price includes his explanations.

When you get to know the Jewish quarter of Barcelona, you will understand much of its history. But the city does not end there, there is much more to learn, discover and enjoy. To do so through a guided tour, will allow you to know the secrets of the city, from the hand of an expert: Gastronomic Tour of Barcelona, Guided visit to the Palau de la Música Catalana, Gaudí and Modernism Tour of Barcelona, etc.

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