Steep stone stairways, narrow alleys. Smooth cobbles, well trodden.
In the middle of the Barri Vell - the Old Town - is El Call, the old Jewish ghetto that was abandoned in 1492 when Los Reyes Catolicos Ferdinand and Isabella expelled all non-Christians from Spain. The buildings remained fairly untouched for hundreds of years so today you can visit a wonderful museum of Jewish life, and once again Jewish... More
Amazing buildings, churches, etc. We enjoyed it very much !
Whether interested in Judaica or otherwise, the Jewish quarter is unmissable due to its proximity to Girona's cathedral. The museum is particularly informative, and has an excellent bookstore. For some, perhaps, the sole minus is that the museum's coming into being is due, among others, to the Rich foundation, presumably established by Mark Rich, of Bill Clinton era fame..
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