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At Spain’s very far East – Girona. Girona’s beauty – the hilly Capuchins to the east of the river Onyar; the modern town on the plains of the west – is breathtaking and varied. Nowadays, Girona is a popular day trip for tourists from Barcelona, and houses many museums, a commemorative square and a university. It’s Jewish past, dating from the late 9th century, is not completely obvious at first glance; for that, you have to dig a little deeper. Take a visit to the Centre Bonastruc ça Porta – the Jewish Museum, within the boundaries of the Jewish ‘Call’ (quarter) , also the site of Girona’s final synagogue in the 15th century –details all areas of medieval Spanish-Jewish life, including the most famous Jewish Gironan of all, the celebrated Talmudist Nahmanides

Famous figures

Mossé ben Nahmán, Nahmánides: 1194-1270.