It's worthy to stroll around this area :)You shouldn't miss to walk around this area in order to see the beauty of the old city centre.I recommend it to you
I walked around here for well over an hour, just trying to see everything and take it all in, if you are in the city and don't go to this area you are foolish
This beautiful part of the city of Girona is a great example of how Jewish people and Christian populations lived peacefully alongside each other at one point. However, as tensions started to rise, Jews were annexed to the Call (Jewish quarter in Catalan). A must-see is the Jewish history museum.
Very well displayed and interesting. Gave a very good idea of Jewish living. Found no lift slightly difficult on stairs. Disapointed that there were not more visitors in attendance and also found it a little difficult to locate but a very enjoyable experience.
Like many old Medieval cities in Europe, one is struck by the closeness of the old Jewish ghetto to the main Cathedral of the city. So it is in Girona, where both the old town streets, the narrowness of the ghetto and the old cathedral are elegantly preserved.We took the high-speed AVE train from Barcelona - 37 minutes at 125 miles per hour. (Useful tip is to book AVANT class, saving about 40% from regular AVE fares).Really beautiful city - great day trip from Barcelona. We walked the streets of the old Jewish ghettos, ate great food, and walked up to the Cathedral for its majestic views overlooking the city.
We walked thru the area while in Girona. Very narrow streets. Lots of stairs. We started at the ruined gate complex at the high point of the city and walked down. Really looks like an "old town" section of any other city.
A wonderful medieval old town. Extremely well preserved. The whole religious history of Spain in one small city. The old jewish quarter with its beautiful museum, the well conserved arab baths and the cathedral with the extraordinary tapestry of the creation which is 1100 years old. Well worth a visit. There are also some very good restaurants
I've been to many old and walled-in historic places, and the Call de Girona is unique among them.The well preserved and very narrow labyrinth of streets give it a palpable and vibrant feel. And while you're there, a visit to the very informative and well-organized Jewish Museum will evoke more stories and history through those narrow streets and alleys.
Walk the wall which looks down on the Medieval city known as the Call. It takes about 30 minutes and will give you a perspective that opens the door for more discovery and adventure. You could spend a week or more to cover the labyrinth of cobbled walkways. The history, dining, architecture and sights are all fantastic. Enjoy!
The Call is the Jewish quarter & is one of the highlights of this town. Wandering through tiny old back streets you can really get a feel for how it was hundreds of years ago as these streets haven't changed much since then. Don't be disappointed though it's only a few streets & you can wander it all in a couple of hours. The highlight is at the top of the hill there's a lovely cafe called l'Arc that looks up on the Cathedral. A great place to take it in.
Walking the narrow passages and streets in The Call in Girona I consider a "must do". We wandered the streets and every nook and cranny, discovering carved stones from hundreds of years ago to mark a house or building. The history in the stones seems to speak to you in the quiet of the small alleyways. We felt lucky that it was rather quiet except for locals in a few places. Be sure to read up on the history of the Call before going or visit the museum to appreciate the area more fully. This will help bring the visit more alive with the fateful past.This is not connected..... but walking the walled ramparts of Girona is another must do. We did it in the rain and wind and still considered it a treat. We felt very safe in all of the places we walked in... which I cannot say for some places I have traveled to.
Just loved the cobblestone streets and the shops and restaurants.So sad that they made the Jews flee.
We felt like back in the past and we easily imagine how people lived some centuries ago. Very cleaned and well maintained streets where you walk across and contemplate the way the city way built.
We enjoyed walking through the Call. It would have been nice to have had a tour guide. We probably missed some history because we did not know it was there.
One of the best Jewish quarters I have visited, and I have been to many around the world. If you are interested in Hebrew culture, do not miss Girona´s old town. Even Noah Gordon was inspired by the beautiful city and its Jewry in some of his books. His son lives in Catalonia. Wonderful place.