Sephardic Jewish treasures of Girona and Besalu

sephardic jewish treasures of Girona and Besalu

Girona is one of the most interesting and medieval cities, that invites visitors to trace its more than 2000 years of history through two fortified enclosures. Also the Medieval Quarter, along the Onyar river.

The highlights of Girona are rounded off by the impressive old Jewish Quarter or Call, with its beautiful streets and porticoed squares. It is one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in the world and clear evidence of the importance of the Jewish culture in Girona.

Not far away from Girona, we can find the county town of Besalu, that constitutes a unique Jewish heritage site in Spain.

In 1966 Besalu was declared a national historic-artistic site. With its twisting medieval streets adapted to the city’s orography, arches, steps, stone houses, the superb Romanesque bridge leading to the town center over the waters of the Fluvià river. Besalú still retains the charm of medieval times.

Tour details

Tour Type(s)

Day Trip / Out of Town
Nature and Wildlife
Religious Heritage
Shore Excursion

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After hotel pick up we will be driving about an hour to Girona.
We are going to walk through the fortified city and the Jewish quarter. We will enter the Jewish Museum. Then, we will continue to Besalu. Optional we could have a lunch there at one of the most special restaurants in the area.

No kosher

Then we will discover the beauty of this medieval city and walk throughout the Jewish neighborhood.
Finally we will drive back to Barcelona.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up from your Hotel’s lobby.
End location: Drop off to your Hotel or wherever you want me to.
Duration: 7 hours.


A new licensed fully air conditioned 8 seat Van Opel Vivaro or a 6 seater KIA Carnival.

What’s Included

The transportation to Girona and Besalu and back to Barcelona.
My services as a guide throughout the tour.
The ticket to the Jewish Museum.
Complimentary water and cava champagne.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euro – could cost a good meal and drinks.
In general you can pay everywhere with a credit card.
Some small souvenir shops might not accept postcards magnets etc which will cost about 5 euros.

What’s Extra

All kind of meals and beverages and Shopping

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