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At Spain's very far East is Girona. Girona's beauty is the hilly Capuchins to the east of the river Onyar; the modern town on the plains of the west is breathtaking and varied. Nowadays, Girona is a popular day trip for tourists from Barcelona, and houses many museums, a commemorative square and a university. Its Jewish past, dating from the late 9th century, is not completely obvious at first glance; for that, you have to dig a little deeper. Take a visit to the Bonastruc ça Porta Centre, the Jewish Museum, within the boundaries of the Jewish Calla (quarter). You can also visit Girona's final synagogue of the 15th century which details all areas of medieval Spanish-Jewish life, including the most famous Jewish Gironan of all, the celebrated Talmudist Nahmanides Famous personalities: Moses ben Nahman, Nachmanidies (1194-1270)

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World Jewish Travel Official December 25, 2019

City Story: Girona

At Spain's very far East is Girona. Girona's beauty is the hilly Capuchins to the east of the river Onyar; the modern town on the plains of the west is breathtaking and varied. Nowadays, Girona is a popular day trip for tourists from Barcelona, and houses many museums, a commemorative square and a university. Its Jewish past, dating from the late 9th century, is not completely obvious at first glance; for that, you have to dig a little deeper. Take a visit to the Bonastruc ça Porta Centre, the Jewish Museum, within the boundaries of the Jewish Calla (quarter). You can also visit Girona's final synagogue of the 15th century which details all areas of medieval Spanish-Jewish life, including the most famous Jewish Gironan of all, the celebrated Talmudist Nahmanides Famous personalities: Moses ben Nahman, Nachmanidies (1194-1270)

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#JewishMuseum ✡️ this gorgeous old synagogue in Girona has been transformed into an incredible Jewish History Museum! Be sure to check out the Jewish History Museum of Girona on your next voyage to Spain!
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Did you know the great rabbi Moshe ben Nahman Gerondi, better known as Nahmanides or Ramban, practiced in Girona?
For more about #Girona check out our WJHpedia page! Link in our bio ✡️
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Want to share your photos with us for a chance to be featured? Tag #JewishGirona @world.jewish.travel and we'll check it out!
#JewishSpain #JewishTravel #jewishlife #barriojudio #Sefarad #sephardic #españa #spain #spain_beautiful_landscapes #igersgirona #instagirona #catalonia
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In the Far East of Spain lies #Girona 🇪🇸 Though not obvious at first glance, Girona has a rich #Jewish history. During the 12th century, the city saw a flourish of the Jewish community with one of the most important Kabbalistic schools in Europe. The Rabbi of Girona, Moshe ben Nahman Gerondi (better known as Nahmanides or Ramban), was appointed Great Rabbi of Catalonia. Though the Jews were expelled in 1492 by the Catholic kings, Girona's Jewish quarter is well-preserved and a major tourist attraction today ✡️ For more information check out WJHedia, our own Wikipedia platform covering all things related to Jewish heritage! Link in the bio
#JewishGirona #JewishSpain #JewishTravel #IgersGirona #Catalonia #Rambam #WJT #JewishQuarter #JewishLife #JewishHistory #juderia
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