• Destination Specialists

    We are the experts!

    Our professional and passionate team members regularly visit Spain & Portugal, and know the destination like the palm of their hand.

  • Customised Holiday

    We create tailor-made holidays

    Whether you are looking for a dose of history and culture, travelling as a family with kids or looking for the perfect holiday to celebrate an occasion in style, we guide, we suggest and we piece together a seamless trip.

  • Exclusive Offers

    We have special offers!

    We work closely with our suppliers to provide exclusive deals and added values along with competitive prices.

  • Deals in AUD

    We invoice in AUD*

    You will not be affected by exchange rate fluctuations or fees (*some exclusions may apply).

  • Best Local Partners

    We Only Use the Best

    We have selected only the very best partners to work with in Spain & portugal, all of which have been working with us for years so you can rest assured you’re receiving the best service.

  • Australian Owned

    Give Us a Call!

    We are an Australian-owned business with a sales office in Sydney. Give our friendly team a call for assistance.

El Call - Jewish and Gothic Quarters Private Walking tour

El Call - Jewish and Gothic Quarters Private Walking tour

2 hours From
AU$506 Per 2 persons
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • Tour Code
    BGB-19-3877
  • Operating Days
    Daily
2 hours From
AU$506 Per 2 persons
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • Tour Code
    BGB-19-3877
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AdmissionAdmission All entrances Escorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide

Summary

Discover the past of Barcelona’s Jewish community with this themed tour on foot in the heart of the Gothic Quarter.

Tour Highlights: 

  • Labyrinth narrow streets in el Call, Jewish Quarter
  • The Call Interpretation Centre
  • The Ancient Greater Synagogue

Departure Time: Your choice

Meeting Point: Your hotel in Barcelona

*Price is good for up to 2 pax per group.

Itinerary

El Call, known under this name since the 12th Century, was the Jewish quarter in the Medieval Barcelona. After their expulsion in 1492 their trace in the city fades away, as it was only a question of time before the ones that stayed, converses, mixed in with the Catalan society. About the ones that left, some traditions link Jewish families with a Catalan Origin.

For two or three generations, many converses continued to secretly and discretely practice Jewish rituals, although many ended judged and condemned by the Inquisition.

Plaça Sant Felip Neri is one of the most beautiful spots in the city.  Presiding over the square is the baroque church of Sant Felip Neri, and surrounding it are the buildings that formerly belonged to the Guilds of Shoemakers and of Boilermakers.

Carrer Banys Nous:  The street’s name recalls the Jewish Baths present there from the 12th Century until 1834.

Centre d’Interpretació del Call: The Interpretation Centre traces the Call’s urban tissue throughout history, starting from its foundation during roman times until the urban interventions in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Carrer de Sant Honorat: The quarter’s Eastern boundary. At the end of the street was one of the entrance gates to the confined quarter.

Carrer de Sant Sever i baixada de Santa Eulàlia: The quarter’s Northern boundary. Both streets were known as the Volta del Call (the Call’s turn), as they were the limit with the Christian territory.

Carrer de Sant Domènech: The Call’s main street, where the Major Synagogue was situated and the most important members in the community used to live.

Carrer de l’Arc de Sant Ramon del Call follows the inside contour of the roman walls.

Els quatre cantons del Call: The crossing between the Banys Nous, Boqueria, Avinyó and Call. The four streets were developed in mid 13th Century, once the King had authorised the opening of gates and windows of the old roman walls.

Call Menor: The Minor Call was an urban development planned in the 13th Century, with 5 blocks of houses, a synagogue and a central square.

The Ancient Greater Synagogue: The Synagogue continues to be the cultural and study centre of the Jewish community. It is more than a place to worship, it is also a place to study, discuss sacred texts, a school to learn Hebrew and the norms of Judaism. It already existed at the end of the 1st and beginning of the 2nd Centuries and is the oldest active synagogue in Europe.

Inclusions

  • Friendly guide, expert in Catalan and Barcelona’s Jewish heritage
  • Entrance to the Synagogue and the Call Interpretation Centre

Important Notes

  • Price per group based on maximum 2 pax.
  • This tour can accommodate up to 18 pax per group. Please contact us for more information.

Contact a Spain & Portugal Travel Specialist

Enquire Now

Meet Your Spain & Portugal Travel Specialist

(We're real people that want to help you)

Contacts

Enquire about this Tour

Call us

Prefer speaking to us over the phone?

Our Spain & Portugal Specialists would love to help you out!

1300 858 795

Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Find out more information from our Spain & Portugal Specialist

Call us

Prefer speaking to us over the phone?

Our Spain & Portugal Specialists would love to help you out!

1300 858 795

Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Enquire Now

Find out more information from our Spain & Portugal Specialist

Enquire Now

Meet Your Spain & Portugal Travel Specialist

(We're real people that want to help you)

Contacts