What to see in Girona
The Jewish Quarter, known as “The Call”, is a historical and cultural treasure of the old town of Girona. It has a long history dating back to the ninth century, when the Jewish community began to settle in the city.
Over the centuries, the neighbourhood grew and became a thriving cultural and commercial centre, inhabited by a vibrant Jewish community. It has narrow cobblestone streets, winding alleys and historic buildings.
Its structures show a combination of architectural influences, from Romanesque to Gothic and Baroque. Walking through its streets, visitors can imagine what life was like in the past, with narrow houses, wrought iron balconies and unique architectural details.
The Call also houses the Museum of Jewish History, located in a restored 15th-century synagogue. This museum, which also houses the Nahmanides Studies Institute, provides a comprehensive view of Jewish life in Girona from its establishment to its tragic end during the persecution and expulsion of the Jews in the 15th century.
The Jewish Quarter of Girona is not only a testament to Jewish history and culture but also a vibrant place. Its streets are full of craft shops, restaurants and cafes that offer a wide range of local products and cuisine.