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Jewish Barcelona

In the Middle Ages, Barcelona's Jewish community was one of the largest and most important of all the self-governing communities, or Aljamas, in the countries under the rule of the Crown of Aragon. Jews represented 10% of the overall population of Barcelona. Barcelona's geographical location and thriving economy, which resulted from it opening up to international trade, made the city's Jewish Quarter, El Call, a meeting point and place of refuge for Jews everywhere. As you walk through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter you will be transported back to these stories and legacies.

With the intention of promoting the Sephardic legacy of the city and to attract the Jewish market, Turisme de Barcelona launched "Shalom Barcelona" marketplace that showcases the specialised contents and products the city has to offer Jewish visitors with the aim of targeting a very important and specific market with its own unique culture and customs.

The "Shalom Barcelona" website is a platform that promotes Barcelona as a destination and highlights the importance of Jewish heritage in the city's history. The platform is in English and Hebrew and features specific aspects of our offer, such as accommodation near Barcelona's synagogues, a section on food featuring kosher restaurants, official guides specialising in Sephardic culture and another with information for tourism sector professionals.

Discover here Shalom Barcelona

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