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Practically a suburb of Girona, Castello is not far from the tourist destination of Costa Brava. Nowadays, it caters to tourists with a butterfly park, an indoor flying experience and hotels and bars galore. It's a bit of a contrast to its past glory. A positive example of renewal, the Jewish community of Castello was established following the construction of a new synagogue in 1284, which was expanded and restored 40 years later. Interestingly, it was later sold by the community to be converted into a guesthouse. The Museum of Medieval History Court-Prison can offers an in depth look at the period, however its star attraction must be its exhibition of nine medieval Jewish headstones.

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World Jewish Travel Official December 20, 2019

City Story: Castello

Practically a suburb of Girona, Castello is not far from the tourist destination of Costa Brava. Nowadays, it caters to tourists with a butterfly park, an indoor flying experience and hotels and bars galore. It's a bit of a contrast to its past glory. A positive example of renewal, the Jewish community of Castello was established following the construction of a new synagogue in 1284, which was expanded and restored 40 years later. Interestingly, it was later sold by the community to be converted into a guesthouse. The Museum of Medieval History Court-Prison can offers an in depth look at the period, however its star attraction must be its exhibition of nine medieval Jewish headstones.

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Take a break from the bustle and hip attitude that oozes from the streets of Berlin. Find a quiet space - just past the Brandenberg Gate - in the Holocaust Memorial. You may see young kids jumping from one pillar to the next, while other people sit in solitude and memory. The memorial has faced countless criticism for being too vague an ode to those whose suffered and, conversely, for demonizing Germany. What do you think? Was this an appropriate way to pay respects to victims of the Holocaust? #wjt #jewishberlin #bardenberg #holocaust #holocaustmemorial #berlin #eastsidegallery #travel ** ** ** Repost @justintheroux ...

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