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Miguel - Private Guide in Palma de Majorca

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Walking the old Jewish Palma de Mallorca

Culture and History tour in Palma de Majorca

Tour Price : $250 Duration : 3 hours Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian

This private tour in Spain is designed especially for those who are interested in the history and culture of the Jewish people in Spain and particularly in Palma de Majorca. This itinerary includes some of the oldest and most intriguing places linked to the Jewish heritage of the island. It is worth noting that this district is considered to be one of the major Jewish quarters in the whole Medieval Mediterranean. It was inhabited by lots of famous figures, outstanding doctors, sages, and astronomers. Moreover according to the historical archives the Jewish quarter in Palma de Majorca was a very important center of cartography. It is believed that the maps used by the legendary Christopher Columbus were drawn by some of the residents of the Jewish Quarter in Palma.

Your private guide in Palma de Majorca will assist you during the tour and answer all your questions regarding the history and culture of the Jewish people in Spain, and Majorca in particular. You will learn from your private guide in Spain that the Jews had to suffer a lot, and most of them were forced to change their confession. However the Jews continued to keep to the Jewish traditions and faith. They organized secret meetings in private houses, and turned some of those houses into undercover synagogues.

The Jews were stigmatized up till the beginning of the 20th century, but in several decades the freedom of religion spread and they got an opportunity to believe in their own God without being punished. It is worth noting that the Jews from the Balearic Islands had a special name – Xuetas. According to the statistics there are approximately 18000 of Jews on the island. Most of their historical monuments, archeological sites and ancient synagogues are well preserved and open to the public. 

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: $250
Duration: 3 hours
Group Size: up to 14 persons
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
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...) :YES
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
Attractions:Balearic Islands