Barcelona is a modern, cosmopolitan destination, with a Lifestyle all of its own and a wide range of cultural attractions. With a history dating back more than 2,000 years, and a unique identity, Barcelona is known around the world as a city that exudes culture, creativity and design with a sustainable and responsible tourism model. Barcelona is one of the world’s key players on the digital, technological and scientific scene.
Sephardic heritage in Barcelona
In the Middle Ages, Barcelona’s Jewish community was one of the largest and most important of all the self-governing communities, or Aljamas, in the countries under the rule of the Crown of Aragon. Jews represented 10% of the overall population of Barcelona.
El Call is part of what is now the Gothic Quarter and was once home to Barcelona’s Jewish community. It was one of the city’s cultural hubs during the Middle Ages and home to two synagogues. One of them – the now-vanished Great Synagogue – stood in the largest area of the Jewish Quarter, El Call Major.
Sephardic Heritage Beyond Barcelona
Barcelona is part of the Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters – The Paths of Sepharad: an association of Spanish towns and cities whose medieval quarters showcase the historic, artistic, environmental and cultural legacy left by the Jewish communities that once lived there.
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