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Alex - Private Guide in Palma de Majorca

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Jewish Gothic Quarter

Private tour in Palma de Majorca

Tour Price : to be quoted Duration : 2 hours Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, German

It is interesting to know that Mallorca is known and notable not only for its well-preserved Gothic quarter, but also for its oldest Jewish Quarter, which dates back to the Moorish invasion of Mallorca. This private tour in Spain is designed specially for those who are interested in history or have Jewish roots.  It is worth noting that Mallorca was a Sephardic Island, which has given home and shelter to a sizable Jewish community. The community itself is very old; it can be traced back to the approximately 5th century. Moreover Mallorca was a very important center for cartography and the Jews played one of the most important roles in it.

You would be surprised to learn that the legendary maps used by the universally known Christopher Colombus were drawn by Jafuda Cresques, the inhabitant of Mallorca. By the way that famous map-maker was recently honored with a beautiful statue in the Jewish part of Palma da Mallorca. As your private guide in Spain I will share with you only the most interesting facts linked with the history of the Jewish People in Palma. On of the most tragic pages of the Jewish history took place in the Middle Age (approximately 14th-15th century), when due to the repressions most of the Jews were converted to Catholicism. However they remained faithful to Judaism for a long time while publicly professing Catholicism.

It is interesting to know that the Jews secretly used their private homes as synagogues and had to hide their true religion. Nowadays we can still find numerous traces of those formerly hidden synagogues, Jewish streets and other places of interest. As your private guide in Palma da Majorca I will show some of the most popular and intriguing places linked to the history of the Jewish people in Mallorca. 

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: to be quoted
Duration: 2 hours
Group Size: any size
Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, German
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO