Barcelona is a city rich in Jewish history that dates back to over 1,700 years ago. When exactly the first Jews arrived to Spain is an ongoing discussion among historians. It is widely believed that the first Jewish presence was around the 3rd Century (BCE). Over the centuries, the Jewish population in Barcelona grew steadily in numbers as well as in their political and religious significance. They lived in relative peace until 1391 when there was a brutal attack on the Jewish community, resulting in a dramatic end to the presence of Jews in Barcelona that would not see a reversal until the 20th Century.
During our tour we will bring back to life the story of the Jews here in Barcelona and show just how important Jewish people were to the city’s development and history.
Can’t decide between two tours? Book both and save 10% on your second tour.
If you’re looking for a group tour, this is the one for you : Join us on Fridays at 10:00 am to discover the Jewish quarter
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Frequently asked questions
Do you charge children?
We don’t charge children under 12 years old, with the exception of synagogue entrance fees.
Why didn’t I get a reply to my inquiry?
We ALWAYS respond to all inquiries. If you have not received a response within a reasonable time frame (24 hours), please do two things: (1) Please check your junk folder. Sometimes our responses end up there for whatever reason. (2) If you cannot find the response there, something’s gone wrong! Please send us a message again and double check that the correct email address is in the text field. Thank you!
What is the difference between the Jewish tour and the weekly Jewish tour?
The main difference between the Jewish Tour and the Weekly Jewish Tour is the number of participants: the Weekly Jewish Tour is a group tour whereas the Jewish Tour is a private one.
Are all the guides Jewish?
We want to make sure you have the best experience, and hence we ensure that all of our guides are extremely knowledgeable of the tour content. However, in order to visit the Gaudi monuments, the City Hall of Barcelona requires us to hire specific, special certified tour guides. We cannot assure that these guides will be Jewish.
How do I pay?
If you book only 1 tour, you can pay at the end of the tour by Visa card or cash.
If you book 2 tours, you will pay 20% before the first tour and the rest you can pay at the end of the second tour by Visa card or cash.
Is there food during the tour?
We don’t stop for lunch doing our tours, but we can always stop for a snack.
There are a lot of coffee places and we are always trying to be very attentive to the clients’
needs. There is no problem to stop for a coffee or a snack if needed!
Do you buy entrances in advance?
We buy entrance to Gaudi´s monumets in advance. We buy entrance to the synagogue on-site.