Walking History Tour of Barcelona's Jewish Quarter

Tours & Sightseeing in Spain

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Get to know the historic landmarks and unique traditions of Barcelona's Jewish Quarter during a private, 2-hour walking tour with a local guide. See many ancient sites and learn about the city's important Jewish history along the way, as you walk through one of Barcelona's oldest neighborhoods. Visit one of Europe's oldest synagogues and see a medieval-era bath house. Learn about local Jewish figures through history as you receive the undivided attention of your private guide.
Your 2-hour walking tour begins at 10am, in the center of the Jewish quarter — which is also the oldest part of Barcelona still in use today. Alongside your personal guide, see the house of Rabbi Shlomo ben Aderet and the Ancient Synagogue of Barcelona (one of Europe's oldest). Walk by the Quarter's the old gates and wall, and see the Synagogue Poca; now converted into a church. Learn about the importance of the Jewish people to the city's development and history from your guide.Next, visit the Plaza del Rey, where Christopher Columbus came to announce news of the continent he "discovered." Along the way, see stones with Hebrew inscriptions in surprising areas, in addition to the locations of three former synagogues. Finally, observe the famous dedication to Samuel Hasefardi and finish the tour with a visit to the medieval ceremonial Jewish bath (mikve) — which was only recently re-discovered. The tour concludes at noon, in the Placa de Sant Jaume.

What’s included

  • Professional local guide
  • Private walking tour
  • Entry/Admission - Sinagoga Mayor

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience