You have probably thought renting an apartment in the center of Barcelona to enjoy best the nightlife the city offers you. Nonetheless, Barcelona is not only the city of entertainments and leisure. If you want you can also organize a cultural trip in the Catalan capital. Barcelona has its own history, art and culture too.

You can make travels in the whole city according to your interests. That is why we suggest you to achieve visits of the Call streets, where you can learn more things about the Jewish culture in Barcelona.

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The largest synagogue in Barcelona

The Call, or Jewish quarter, is in the center of the Gothic quarter in the city. What makes it different from other places linked with the Jewish culture we can visit in Spain is that, it is the only one to hold the oldest synagogue in Europe. The largest synagogue in Barcelona, is a building dating from the thirteenth century which was discovered some years ago (in 1987) and whose restoration work began in 1955 when the former owner expressed her desire to sell the building into a bar. Since that date, the association named Call de Barcelona took over the renovation of this impressive building.

But the largest synagogue in Barcelona is not the only monument you can visit by crossing the highway Jewish Barcelona. Other places worth your attention: The Calle de la Fruta, baths, ancient remains of a cemetery, the Palacio Real Mayor and the Interpretation Centre Call.

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Jewish quarter streets in Barcelona

So as to go visiting the Jewish quarter you have several alternatives. The History Museum in Barcelona organize  guide tours of 2 hours and a half, periodically for 8€ per person.  Some tourism businesses also offer this service as part of a tour of the city. If you wish you can rent a holiday apartment in Barcelona and make yourself your visit. We suggest you start with the synagogue of Barcelona which is Marlet Street at number 5 (station Liceu and Jaume line 3 from line 4). It is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00. It opens only on Sundays from 11:00 to 14:00.

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