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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. 

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sephardic heritage

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.

Gothic Quarter

El Call

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.

MUHBA

Museu d’Història de Barcelona

The Museu d’Història de Barcelona runs an interpretation centre, MUHBA El Call, in the heart of the ancient El Call district.

The Casa Adret

Jewish life today

Barcelona’s Jewish community currently numbers some 8,000 people who enjoy a vibrant and dynamic religious, social and cultural life. In 1918, the first Jewish community resettled in the city after four centuries of exile and repression.

beyond barcelona

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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Food

Discover a cuisine that is always surprising at world-renowned, Michelin-starred restaurants, with traditional and creative tapas and tasting platters, or simply enjoy an aperitif and a snack on a terrace with views of the Mediterranean. Bon appétit!
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Accomodation

In Barcelona, you’ll find the hotel that best suits your needs, in the heart of the old town in the Jewish Quarter, or near the three main synagogues. Charming boutique hotels steeped in history and hotels run by big chains where you’ll enjoy personalised service and amazing attention to detail.
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Buy Tickets

Choose from all the activities, experiences and tours we’ve lined up and buy your tickets at great prices without having to queue!Here are some of the interesting activities, attractions and products we have picked for you that may be of interest.

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Shop

Barcelona is one big retail showcase: local shops, which are part of its distinctive identity, and authentic, unique establishments that reflect its history, traditions and modernity, sit alongside prestigious brands from Spain and the rest of the world, making the city a top-class shopping destination.
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Lifestyle

What’s On

In Barcelona, the best in concerts, exhibitions and events associated with art, culture, leisure and sport await you every week, so you’ll never be short of things to do.Leisure, theatre, concerts, shows, museums, exhibition venues, art galleries, sporting events…