Fat Tire Bike Tours
Various guided bicycle tours are offered, but be warned that groups can be quite large.
Centre d’Interpretació del Call
Once a 14th-century house of the Jewish weaver Jucef Bonhiac, this small visitor centre is dedicated to the history of Barcelona’s...
Domus de Sant Honorat
The remains of a Roman domus (town house) have been unearthed and opened to the public. The house (and vestiges of three small shops)...
A wonderfully photogenic candlelit spot tucked down a tiny lane in El Call, Salterio serves Turkish coffee, authentic mint teas and...
La Vinateria del Call
In a magical setting in the former Jewish quarter, this tiny jewel box of a restaurant (recently extended to add another dining room)...
Carrer de Marlet 5 · interesting places nearby
Sinagoga Major information
When an Argentine investor bought a run-down electrician’s store with an eye to converting it into central Barcelona’s umpteenth bar, he could hardly have known he had stumbled onto the remains of what could be the city’s main medieval synagogue (some historians cast doubt on the claim). A guide will explain what is thought to be the significance of the site in various languages.
Fragments of medieval and Roman-era walls remain in the small vaulted space that you enter from the street. Also remaining are tanners’ wells installed in the 15th century. The second chamber has been spruced up for use as a synagogue. A remnant of late-Roman-era wall, given its orientation facing Jerusalem, has led some to speculate that there was a synagogue here even in Roman times. There were four synagogues in the medieval city, but after the pogroms of 1391, this one (assuming it was the Sinagoga Major) was Christianised by the placing of an effigy of St Dominic on the building.