Barcelona is a melting pot of cultures. People from all over the world walk its streets. Many of them are only visiting, others come for the good weather and food and decide to stay enchanted by the city. In reality, Barcelona’s appeal is nothing new. Communities of different origins have always lived together on its streets.
One of them is the Jewish community. Their presence in Barcelona is documented since the year 850, when they were named in a missive. Although, it was not until the end of the 11th century when they founded the Call neighborhood, now located in the city center. Last year’s opening of the center MUHBA El Call, in the heart of the old Jewish Quarter, has made this neighborhood, and this community, relevant again in the cultural walks around Barcelona.
There was a time when Barcelona had two Jewish quarters. El Call and the so-called Call Menor, created around the year 1257. The community also had its own cemetery located on the mountain of Montjuic. After the establishment of the Inquisition, part of the community decided to leave, but their legacy is still present in the streets of the city.
With this in mind, Toldot offers a unique experience to enjoy in the streets of Barcelona. Created to promote and recover the forgotten Catalan Jewish heritage, this platform organizes unique experiences to bring the public closer to a forgotten cultural richness. Thanks to its research, you can enjoy an ancient Jewish culinary feast. Organized in a house in the old Jewish quarter, Casa Adret, dinner becomes a delight of traditional recipes mixed with stories of another time.
But that’s not all. Toldot also offers walking tours to get to know the key places in Barcelona’s Jewish history. Walks around the Gothic Quarter and Eixample to discover its legacy first-hand.
A different experience you can enjoy in Barcelona. Like each experience we offer when you stay at Casagrand. Visit us and enjoy everything our city offers knowing that you will feel at home.