GÜELL PALACE AND JEWISH ROUTE (el Call)

The Jewish Quarter of Barcelona (El Call) and its first documented reference in Barcelona dates back to the years 875-877 in times of Frankish rule. This guided tour tells the life and history of the Jewish community that lived in the El Call neighborhood of Barcelona during medieval times with first the Black Death (1348) followed by the riots (1391), which Aljama disappeared. Barcelona’s notarial registers contain a wealth of information about the economic activity of Barcelona’s Jews during the 13th and 14th centuries.

This tailor-made route has been written in collaboration with MUHBA (Barcelona History Museum). We will visit the Call Mayor: to the south the Carrer del Call, to the west by the old Roman wall and to the east by the Carrer del Bisbe without forgetting the New Baths, where the ritual of the Jewish bath Mikveh was performed.

  1. By the middle of the 12th century, the number of Jews in the city had increased significantly due to emigration from the Occitan lands, where they lived in a complicated situation. That is why King Jaume I in 1257 gave permission to create a new Jewish quarter outside the surroundings of the Roman wall coinciding with the limits of the current streets of La Boqueria, d’en Rauric and de la Lleona and d’Avynó.
  2. At what is now C/ Nou de la Rambla 3-5 we will enter El Palau Güell (1886-1890), the home of the Güell-López family until they moved to Park Güell. Gaudí knew how to design a functional palace with an interesting conception of space and light. Gaudí introduced a variety of solutions to the Palau Güell based on very personal approaches and created exceptional expressive forms as a result of his imagination, using traditional noble materials (stone, wood, wrought iron, ceramics, glass, etc.).
  3. UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. The building, as a work of youth, contains the essence of Gaudí’s later work and is essential to understand his architecture

INCLUDES:

Guided tour with official guide

Entrance to Gaudí’s Palau Güell

A private tour guide means exclusivity just for you. Not shared with other visitors.

We are a legally constituted travel agency.

Insurance and guide included.

NOT INCLUDED:

Transportation from the pick-up and drop-off point

EXTRAS:

Aperitif or Lunch.

AGENDA:

10.45

From To Activities
10.30 10.45 Preparation and welcome of the activity.
11.45 Route through the Call Mayor
11.45 12:15 Route through the Minor Call
12.15 13 :00 Visit to Palau Güell

Price: On request

Duration: Minimum 3 hours.

Minimum number of participants: 4 people or equivalent and maximum 25 people.

Entrance to closing: This service may be offered after hours open to the public.

This tour is on demand only.

OPTIONAL:

Discover Catalonia’s Jewish heritage on a full-day tour of Girona and Besalú, with a private guide.

Learn about the area’s rich history as you stroll through the winding streets and unique shops of Girona’s old Jewish quarter, visit the Museum of Jewish History, and explore Besalú’s unique cultural treasures, including a Romanesque bridge, a 12th-century miqveh, and the remains of a medieval synagogue.

  • 7-hour private tour of the Jewish history of Girona and Besalú.
  • Explore two of the most important Jewish heritage sites in Catalonia.
  • Walk through the medieval streets, virtually unchanged over time.
  • Visit the Museum of Jewish History in Girona and stroll through “The Call”.
  • In 1284 a document calls it the “Barri d’Israel” in several buildings in this area that concern judges and compose a system of harpsichords, with balconies and courtyards.
  • Enter a 12th-century underground miqveh in Besalú.

How to get to Palau Güell by Public Transport?

You can get to Palau Güell by Metro and Bus. Here are the lines that are closest to you:

Metro: L3. Stops: Liceu and Drassanes

Bus: 59, V13 (Stops: La Rambla – Pl. del Teatre and La Rambla – Santa Mònica)

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday from 8.00 a.m. at 8.00 p.m. m.
From October to March from 8.00 a.m. at 6.00 p.m. m.
From April to September from 8.00 a.m. at 7.00 p.m. m.

CONDITIONS AND OBSERVATIONS

This offer is exclusive and upon request to BarcelonArt of Travel ©.

It reserves the right to suspend or modify the activity when weather and safety conditions require it. In case of inclement weather we will propose the change of the activity in its entirety to another date, to be agreed, 5 days in advance.

Once you have made your reservation, you will receive a document with weather information to prevent any type of weather incident.

Prices for larger groups on request.

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