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Main Synagogue

C/Marlet, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 17 07 90
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C/Marlet, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
+34 933 17 07 90
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

This tiny museum, once part of the main synagogue before the expulsion of the Jews in the 13th century, is a little snippet of Barcelona's past. The brief explanation of the history is worth your time, then a short look at the structure and exhibits....More

2  Thank 88Stef
Reviewed 30 November 2016

After walking through the ancient Jewish section of Barcelona I found myself outside the door of the Sinagoga Mayor or the Major Synagogue of Barcelona....A misnoma if a person expected to see a grand cathedral.....Actually it is no more than a "cavern" like room under...More

1  Thank Walter L
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This is a remarkable little bit of Barcelona history. Tucked away in a tiny street in the old city you enter through a low insignificant door back in time to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. The short talk was informative and enlightening. Visit...More

1  Thank c_wicks234
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this amazing space in September. I would recommend for everyone to see it as a way to understand the experiences of Sephardic Jews in Spain. They will give you a 5 minute presentation and you are free to walk around the space. It...More

1  Thank soctraveler08
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Just two rooms in a building in a side street, and down some steep stairs - for a 2.50 euro donation you can see the excavations of the former synagogue which was on the site, and enjoy a 15-minute presentation about the history of the...More

3  Thank Chas M
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had a very informative talk from a friendly young lady here. We looked around the exhibits. There was a little shop with some great things to buy. We really enjoyed our visit and learnt a lot

1  Thank martine_mlk
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It's a nice effort that they've tried to do something with this venue but there's really my a lot to see. I entered the building / shop and asked where the synagogue was before being told "this is it". I then had to pay 2.50€...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Worth the visit. They also have a guided tour of the Jewish quarter that is excellent. We had Nora as our guide, and she was great.

1  Thank jcd1330
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I first learned about this synagogue when touring Sandman Free Walking tour, but we just passed by. So we decided to return, to learn more about its history. The synagogue is small and there are not a lot of objects inside, but the visitors are...More

1  Thank Tammy_Tuch
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This two room museum is a bit hard to find, but worth it if you are interested in experiencing the history of Judaism in Barcelona. Not tons to see or learn, more so a place to imagine the struggles of Jews as early as the...More

1  Thank AmyS309329
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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Response from c_wicks234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, several visitors were taking photos. The staff were also very helpful.
6 September 2015|
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Response from sara v | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry I dont recall. We used Waze to get there. Its not too hard as the area isnt huge. Enjoy it's real fun. Just make sure they are open. Check online.