Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Girona's kabblalistic Jewish Heritage

About an hour north of Barcelona is the city of Girona. The city's 2000 year history includes Roman walls and ruins, a spectacular 11th century tower and a bridge built by a French firm named Eiffel. But one of the most intriguing reasons to visit is the old Jewish Quarter, the Call. Located right in the heart of Girona's old medieval city, the Jewish Quarter was once one of the most important in all of Spain, and was home to the Rabbi Moses Ben Nahman (also known as Nahmanides). Many of the most important Kabbalistic works of the middle ages were written in Girona. Nowadays the Centre Bonastruc Ça Porta hosts one of the best Jewish Heritage museums in Spain.

For more information or to include a visit to Girona on your next trip to Spain, contact The Spanish Touch.

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