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One of wealthiest cities in Spain, Tortosa, enclosed by strong walls, prospered through both Roman and Arab rule. For a breathtaking view of the whole city, stop by the castle of La Suda. The old Jewish quarter is a patchwork of various periodic and cultural histories. Interestingly, the Call of Tortosa was established around a former Arab shipyard which had been donated to the community. It's most impressive claim to fame is in the Musuem of Tortosa, which contains a famed trilingual tombstone: engraved in Hebrew, Greek and Latin and belonging to Meliosa, a young Jew, dating the Jewish presence in Tortosa back to the Visigoths era, circa 6th century.

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World Jewish Travel Official December 20, 2019

City Story: Tortosa

One of wealthiest cities in Spain, Tortosa, enclosed by strong walls, prospered through both Roman and Arab rule. For a breathtaking view of the whole city, stop by the castle of La Suda. The old Jewish quarter is a patchwork of various periodic and cultural histories. Interestingly, the Call of Tortosa was established around a former Arab shipyard which had been donated to the community. It's most impressive claim to fame is in the Musuem of Tortosa, which contains a famed trilingual tombstone: engraved in Hebrew, Greek and Latin and belonging to Meliosa, a young Jew, dating the Jewish presence in Tortosa back to the Visigoths era, circa 6th century.

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World Jewish Travel brings the Barcelona Haggadah exhibit to you with our new virtual tour!

This exhibit at the Barcelona History Museum tells the story of the highly active center for the production of Haggadot, manuscripts containing the ritual of the Passover Seder, used by families living in Barcelona's Jewish quarter and other Jewish communities 🇪🇸

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