A scenic 1.5 hour drive outside of Barcelona will take you to Girona, a very well-preserved medieval town of about 90,000 people that has a stunningly beautiful old quarter and Jewish Call. It is full of tiny, winding cobblestone streets, pedestrian bridges, colorful houses and buildings lining the Onyar River, great shops, charming cafes and restaurants. Your primary destinations will be the old Arab Bath House and the Jewish History Museum which have done a wonderful job of preserving and collecting artifacts of Catalan Jewish history. A stop for a traditional Catalan lunch will provide the perfect moment to reflect on the stories of hardships and triumphs that have crossed your path.
After lunch, you will continue to the antiquated town of Besalú, about 30 minutes to the northwest of Girona. This magnificent historic-artistic site known for its beauty and 11th century roman architecture epitomizes the charm that Northeastern Spain is known for. You will spend the majority of your time in the ruins of the Jewish quarter which date back to the 9th century and is home to one of the few Jewish ritual bathhouses in all of Europe. Before heading back to Barcelona you will finish your day in the local public gardens where villagers grow herbs for their traditional homemade liqueur, ratafia.
Departures: 10:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - A morning cafe beverage, lunch and entrance fees are included in the price.