Centre Bonastruc ça Porta (Jewish Museum) & Jewish Quarter

Price guide: Budget

Carrer Sant Llorenç, Girona, 17004

Price guide: Budget

Jewish Museum Courtyard
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Expert review of Centre Bonastruc ça Porta (Jewish Museum) & Jewish Quarter

Fascinating Jewish museum in Europe's best preserved medieval Jewish quarter.

Within Girona's  Old Town or Barri Vell as they call it in Catalan is El Call – the best preserved Jewish Quarter in Western Europe. The Call is full of winding, narrow lanes and alleyways and, like several of Spain’s old Jewish quarters, there’s a slightly poignant, almost haunted air about it but that doesn’t mean it’s downbeat. On the contrary, it’s full of hip little shops, bars and eateries. The Jewish Museum (the Centre Bonastruc ça Porta), has a lovely Andaluz-style central patio and a fascinating permanent exhibition detailing the history and life of the community alongside some beautiful artefacts in bronze and silver. There are also good temporary exhibitions. 

Price advice: 

For the Jewish Museum, as follows: Standard individual admission fee: 2 euros.
Reduced admission fee: 1.50 euros. 

Admission is free to the Museum on the first Sunday of every month.

Expert tips: 
Don’t think about trying to drive around here – it’s mostly pedestrianised and parking is a nightare, unless you happen to be staying in one of the hotels in the old town. (Parts of it are also murderously steep.) The best way to explore is on foot.

More information on Centre Bonastruc ça Porta (Jewish Museum) & Jewish Quarter:

Price guide:
Museum, Religious site, Town
Carrer Sant Llorenç, Girona, 17004
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Times for the Jewish Museum are as follows: Jul & Aug: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun & public holidays 10am-2pm. Sep-Jun: Mon 10am-2pm, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun & public holidays 10am-2pm. Closed on 25th and 26th Dec & on 1st & 6th Jan.
Free tags / Keywords:
Judaism, Jewish history

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