De Museu d'Història dels Jueus is een museum in Girona, Catalonië, Spanje. Het museum is gewijd aan de geschiedenis van de Joden in Catalonië. Het bevindt zich in de voormalige synagoge van Girona, die werd gebouwd in 1367. Het museum werd geopend in 2002.
Het museum heeft drie verdiepingen. De begane grond is gewijd aan de geschiedenis van de Joden in Catalonië van de middeleeuwen tot op de dag van vandaag. De eerste verdieping is gewijd aan de geschiedenis van de Joodse gemeenschap van Girona. De tweede verdieping is een bibliotheek- en studiecentrum.
Het museum heeft een verzameling van meer dan 5.000 objecten, waaronder documenten, boeken, schilderijen en objecten van het dagelijkse leven. Het museum heeft ook een verzameling van meer dan 1.000 foto's.
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Learned a lot. Great museum.
Beautiful museum situated in the old Jewish quarter. Included parts of the old Jewish baths, synagogue and excavation site. Highly recommend. Also let’s you store your luggage. This museum left no stone unturned. The research done was incredible. Detailed descriptions of Jewish life in Cataluña. Some obscure facts including on Jewish mysticism, womens contributions, specific customs & celebrations, even listing specific names of different kinds of trades people. And they did not gloss over the treatment of the Jews by the dominant Catholic rulers and during the Inquisition. The peaceful rooftop garden counter-balanced these brutal stories.
A great place to learn about the history of people here. Don't miss this one!
Very interesting audio guide in several languages
Very good experience, tickets for students are only 2€ with an audio guide included. Museum is very interesting and takes about a hour to visit.
Very well done museum with an excellent audio tour in English and a beautiful courtyard. There is also an elevator available for those with strollers or wheelchairs (ask at the front desk)
You just need to understand the plight of the Jews. This museum helps you understand a little.
A lovely place sharing the history of my people who were expelled in 1492, or forcibly converted or murdered. Very informative. A definite must see!
Immerse yourself into the historical and cultural significance of the Jewish Quarter. The audio guide is available on your phone free of charge.
Extremely well-organised and with very accessible explicatory descriptions of the exhibits.
It's really interesting, has a lot to give and also has two small gardens perfect to take pictures during the summer time!
Very deep and poignant experience. The museum collection is done in good taste and with the appropriate sensitivity.
An interesting, education and enriching place. There ARE a few translation/copying errors but that's nothing in comparison to the rest
Very interesting history of Girona Jews, Columbus was one if them. The Jews lived there for 5 centures until their expulsion, they were medics, astronomers, astrologers, map and instrument makers, without their contribution Columbus discovery of the New World would not be possible
This museum has one of the most impressive collection of artifacts, objects and jewish heritage I've ever seen. The whole place is like going back in time! If you're taking a history trip in Girona, this place is a must. The people who work there are polite and friendly.
Much historically significant Jewish artifacts are housed in this former temple. You can view the mica along with numerous grave stones which have been preserved. Allow a minimum of 1-2 hours. Free on holidays.
Very well researched and presented, even for speakers of English. Fascinating history and well worth a visit.
The museum is interesting and full of ambient. It’s located in what used to be the synagogue of one of the famous Jewish communities of medieval times. It tells the story of its greatness and its demise by means of torture and forced conversion.
This museum is a jewel in Girona not to be missed. Effectively presents the story of the Jewish community in this medieval town, from the 10th century to the Inquisition ion 1492. Through artifacts, stories and well described displays, it tells the story of the Jews growth and persecution.
Tip: teachers with identification get half off the admission fee. I spent about 1.5 hours learning about the 600 years that Jews lived in Girona. Many artifacts help to tell the story, including the mikveh used by the community so many years ago. I appreciated that most of the museum's displays included English alongside Catalan and Spanish.
Very nice Jewish Museum about the life of Jews in Catalonia. I appreciated the insights into their daily and community life.
Among best Girona Museums. Clean, modern design. Interesting exhibits. I recommend reading the "room notice boards" - very accessible readings about every day habits, values of the Jewish society.
100% recommend this museum. It was interesting and covered a lot of history. The layout was nice and easy to follow. Everything is in Catalán, Castillian, English and French. Staff were very friendly. Great visit!
it's good to see that history was preserved so next generation will learn from past mistakes, hopefully. nice building, expo, friendly stuff. if you like history you will enjoy.
Impressive museum made around an archaeological site. You feel how a vibrant medieval community was destroyed by the Inquisition.
The main aim of the Museum is to preserve and reflect the history of the Jewish communities of Catalonia, which throughout the entire medieval period formed part of, and made a decisive contribution to, the history of the country and its cultural and scientific development. The Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492.
Had a lovely experience, and joined group with a tour guide. Unfortunately didn't catch the name of the lady who took us around, but she was so lovely and informative. A beautiful building, finished off with a walk around the city learning about its Jewish history. Would highly recommend. Also reasonably priced and worth it!
This museum tells the history of a vibrant and significant community. Girona was known as the Mother City of Israel and many scholars were based here. It also tells the painful story of the expulsion of the Jewish community from Girona. I will never forget the collection of grave stones which were taken from the Montjuic grave site and repurposed as building materials in the city. The museum has reclaimed and restored these stones. A painful lesson that we must remember.
Interesting museum, to know the history of Jews in Girona. Nice artifacts and memorabilia
Such an interesting place Hard to believe there was such a Jewish presence here
This Jewish museum is amazing , especially to people that are interested in history and culture , inside it there are lots of antique pieces which explain the old jewish civilization in this area at that time . Returning back in history , exactly to the 12th century , when the Jewish community of Girona had flourished, they had one of the most important Kabbalistic schools in Europe
Very impressive and concise museum presenting the history of the Jews in Spain & Catalonia, and of specifically of Girona. The museum is intended for Jews and non Jews alike. It is located in the well-preserved Jewish quarter of Girona, over an old Jewish house with a recently-discovered mikveh (ritual bath).
It was very interesting to see the Jewish history in that area. We were shoked by some on the information.
Very informative and presented to the facts Compassionately. Very emotional and highly current to the world's issues of today. Let us not commit the same sins that have been committed to God's chosen people in the past.
A must see stop in Girona. A glimpse into Jewish life in Spain prior to the Alhambra Decree (1492).
Spectacular artifacts, some date back over 700 years. A must visit if you are at all interested in Jewish history.
Very important location to visit.
Very completed Girona Jewish museum with archeological ruins.
If you visit Girona, you need to come to this museum. There are almost no Jews left in Spain, but their legacy endures in Sephardic communities all over the world. See for yourself where it all started.
Really informative and sad museum about the Jewish history in Barcelona. The museum has a lot of reading so small kids might get a little bord. There are many old manuscripts and artifacts in the museum from the time of the Inquisition.
Beautiful Museum for the History of one of Catalonia's largest Jewish Community or 'Cal' as they were called in the Past, has a lot of Artifacts from the City's Historic Community which once was able to produce true Kabalist and Halacha Giants such as Nahmanides (Ramban) The Museum Shop is packed full of Information about the community and the salesperson were kind and attentive. definitely worth the visit if Jewish History in your Thing.
Great museum. Explains the entire history of the Jewish community in the area. Prices are very reasonable.