“El Callo de Girona” represents one of the best preserved Jewish neighborhoods in all of Europe thanks to the economic collaboration of the State of Israel. In addition, the city of Girona has the most important Jewish lapidary collection in Spain.
In medieval Girona in the middle of the 12th century, Jewish life developed for almost six hundred years around Carrer de la Força. Stroll through the labyrinth of alleys and discover the history, culture, homes and trades of the community of 800 Jews who were part of the callus of Girona.
The Cathedral Square, the Gironella Tower, the Casa de l’Ardiaca or the Mare de Déu de la Pera auction are some of the essential locations to discover the imprint Jewish from Girona.
To get to know the synagogue, we encourage you to visit the Bonastruc ça Porta Center and the Jewish History Museum, dedicated to all the medieval Jewish communities and especially to that of the Callus from Girona.
The Jews created a stable community in both Girona and the entire peninsula, which influenced the social, economic, political, religious and cultural spheres during the 12th and 14th centuries. They remained until 1492, when they were expelled.
Currently, the Jewish Callo of Girona is one of the most tourist attractions in the city, internationally recognized as a sign of identity of Girona and Catalonia.