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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.

From Barcelona: Medieval Girona Tour

2. From Barcelona: Medieval Girona Tour

Depart from the meeting point in central Barcelona on an air-conditioned coach. Sit back and relax on a 1.5-hour journey to Girona, one of the most beautiful cities of Catalonia. Upon arrival, follow your guide to the city center for a 2-hour walking tour. Discover the old town and learn about some of the myths and legends related to the city. Stroll down La Rambla, see some of the most important plazas of Girona, and explore its winding alleys. You may recognize the picturesque bridge and houses along the Onyar River constructed by the Eiffel company in 19th century. See some of the locations where the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones” filmed many scenes of its 6th season. Admire the exterior of the magnificent cathedral destroyed on the TV series. Walk along part of the city’s medieval walls and marvel at the amazing views of the old town. Originally built in the 14th century, the old walls were destroyed to expand the city in the 19th century. Today, due its reconstruction, it is possible to walk along them once again. Take advantage of some free time after the guided tour to visit the cathedral on your own or grab a quick bite to eat before returning to Barcelona.

Girona: Art Museum, Cathedral, St. Felix Church 3-in-1 Pass

3. Girona: Art Museum, Cathedral, St. Felix Church 3-in-1 Pass

Delve into Girona’s historical and artistic culture with this 3-in-1 pass. Visit 3 of the city’s most iconic monuments, including the Girona Art Museum, Girona Cathedral, and the Church of St. Felix. Enjoy a bonus audio guide at the art museum. Visit the Girona Art Museum first, where you can pick up your other two entry tickets. Housed in the old Episcopal Palace, discover the best collections of Catalan art dating from the 10th to the 21st century. Admire altarpieces from various churches and monasteries. Explore exhibits of valuable objects from the cathedral treasury at the Girona Cathedral, built between the 12th and 18th centuries. See the Gerona Beatus manuscript (10th century) and the famous Tapestry of the Creation (11th century). Visit the Church of St. Felix next, a longstanding symbol of Catalan Gothic architecture. Step inside this historic building to witness art such as the group of 8 sarcophagi (stone coffins) and the 14th-century sculpture of the Recumbent Christ.

From Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones and Montserrat Tour

4. From Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones and Montserrat Tour

Discover the Old Town of Girona and learn about some of the myths and legends related to the city. See some of the locations where the HBO hit series Game of Thrones filmed many scenes of its sixth season. Admire the exterior of the magnificent Cathedral and walk along a part of the medieval city walls. Originally built in the 14th century, the old walls were destroyed to expand the city in the 19th century. Take advantage of the free time after the guided tour and visit the interior of the Cathedral on your own, or grab a quick bite to eat. The second part of the tour takes you to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meters). You have the opportunity to take in breathtaking views of the Montserrat Mountain, one of nature’s unique creations. Take a ride up Montserrat on the cogwheel train, which drops you off at the Monastery. During the 15-minute ride you’ll have spectacular views of the mountain from the panoramic windows of the train. Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat that houses the 12th-century romanesque carving of the Verge Moreneta (the Black Madonna). You’ll have some free time to take in the audiovisual exhibition about the history and creation of Montserrat and to taste typical liqueurs of Montserrat, made by local monks. Both of these activities are included in the tour price.

From Barcelona: Private Tour of Medieval Towns with Lunch

5. From Barcelona: Private Tour of Medieval Towns with Lunch

Immerse yourself in medieval history and the fascinating landscapes of Catalonia on this unforgettable tour. Admire the wonderful landscapes of the region on your car journey from Barcelona while your guide tells you facts about Medieval Catalonia. First, you will visit Rupit, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Admire houses constructed between the 16th and 19th centuries, stroll through charming cobblestone streets, walk across the medieval hanging bridge, and breathe in rural scents.  The next stop is Besalú, a medieval gem in the heart of Catalonia. You'll feel like an old merchant entering the city across the Romanesque bridge, an 11th-century construction over the Fluvià River. Admire the walls that protected the city and the castle, stroll through arcaded streets and squares, and visit the Jewish Baths at the medieval synagogue. Lunch is up next at a 14th-century farmhouse. Enjoy a delicious Catalan menu in a picturesque location, surrounded by nature. The final stop is Girona. Your guide will take you through one of the most interesting Medieval Towns in Catalonia, with more than two thousand years of history. See the stunning Cathedral, the Basilica of Sant Feliu. Then, tour the Jewish Quarter, one of the best-preserved in Europe and wander past the colorful houses on the Onyar River.

From Barcelona: Private Girona Tour with Personal Guide

6. From Barcelona: Private Girona Tour with Personal Guide

Discover one of the oldest cities of Spain on a private tour of Girona with your own personal guide. Take off from Barcelona in a private vehicle to explore the city’s history, monuments, squares, and more. See Sant Feliu Bridge, Girona Cathedral, the Church of St. Felix, and much more. First, your chauffeur will pick you from your hotel or place of choice, then relax during a 1.5-hour drive to Girona, where your private tour guide will be waiting for you. Once there, you will be ready to start your private tour. Your first stop in the city’s old quarter to see the Sant Feliu Bridge, one of Girona’s many bridges. Continue to Girona Cathedral, known for being one of the most important symbols of the city, featuring Gothic and Baroque styles. After visiting the Roman baths to see the Romanesque art, leave behind the old quarter and head to the Jewish quarter, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas in Girona. There, you’ll discover the labyrinthic Medieval streets. Next to the Jewish quarter, visit the Basilica of Sant Feliu (Church of St. Felix), known for being the first cathedral in the city. Get to know more about Girona’s roots, from the Iberians and later the Romans. To learn more about the city’s medieval treasures, you’ll continue the tour to the Rambla de la Llibertat (historic street with a market), the Masó House, the stairs of Sant Martí, and the Convent de Sant Domènec de Girona. When your guided tour is finished, enjoy some time of your own to discover more of Girona by yourself and try local food for another hour. After your free time, your chauffeur will take you back to Barcelona.

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What people are saying about Girona

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Outstanding experience! For those who visit Girona in just over half a day (as in my case) The fact of having to validate the pass at the Md'A implies a good planning of the movements between one site and another among those included in the pass but also with the other sites that can be visited in the city due to their different opening and closing times. It would not be bad if each site published an average visit time in the FAQ (almost all sites in Barcelona did!) In order to facilitate this scheduling. The problem does not arise for those who decide to stay at least one night, thus dedicating at least a whole day to visits.

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.

Yes! I think it was a great, interesting and a beautiful tour! It also half a day and it's great because you can continue to travel in Barcelona and it's such a good feeling that you are doing many things in your trip!

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!

Beautiful medieval town! Take good walking shoes ;)