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Girona: Jewish Heritage Guided City Tour and Museum Visit

1. Girona: Jewish Heritage Guided City Tour and Museum Visit

Meeting at 10 AM in Plaça de Sant Feliu, begin your guided tour through the Jewish neighborhood of Girona, one of the best-preserved in Europe. This district is located in the heart of the city and is full of ancient remains from its Roman and Medieval past. Known locally as “the Call”, this area was home to 1,000 inhabitants during the Middle Ages, making it one of the most important Jewish communities in Spain's history. As you explore the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter — hometown of Nahmanides, the Medieval Kabbalistic philosopher, physician and Sephardic rabbi — you'll visit the spots where the city's 3 synagogues were located. During the guided tour you will find out all about the customs and traditions of the Jewish people who lived here, as well as the tools that they used, and the design of their houses. You'll also visit the Museum of Jewish History to learn about their way of life. Your guide will then lead you around the labyrinthine streets while explaining the history of the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, an act that ended 600 years of coexistence. After 3 hours exploring the Call, your tour will come to an end, and you'll have newfound knowledge of the profound influence that the Jewish community left in Girona.

Girona: Volcano Area, Besalú, and Banyoles Lake Tour

2. Girona: Volcano Area, Besalú, and Banyoles Lake Tour

If you are nature lovers and you like to discover new areas, this is the best option for you! On this full-day tour you will explore different areas. The first area you will explore is Besalú, where you will learn about the history and the medieval and Jewish heritage of the town.  Next explore the nature of La Garrotxa Natural Park, in the pre-Pyrenees area with more than 40 volcanoes none of them active for thousands of years. While there visit a medieval hermitage located in the middle of a crater. After, visit Castellfollit de la Roca to take some photos of the Basaltic cliff and Santa Pau a small village surrounded by volcanoes. To finish this amazing day, you will have the opportunity to walk along the shore or sail on Banyoles Lake, the largest lake in Catalonia.

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What people are saying about Girona

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Our tour was excellent. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was amazing to see the remains of this ancient community -- and also sad to realize this vibrant community is gone. Also, unlike many tourist attractions, it wasn't crowded. It felt like a peaceful walk back in time.

This was my favorite tour of a 3 week visit in Spain. Marc and Alex (the driver) are fantastic. They were both very knowledgeable and I felt completely comfortable at all times with Alex driving the van.

Beautiful place with lots of Jewish history. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. It was like hanging out with a new friend who knew everything. Great experience, would definitely recommend!

Top visit. You learn a lot about Spanish history and architecture. With an attentive and very involved guide. An experience to live without hesitation

Great tour with an excellent very knowledgeable guide