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Caxixa and Bonjuà

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Caxixa and Bonjuà


Basic Information

Location Tortosa, Spain
Country Spain
City Tortosa
Address Tortosa, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 40.8087,0.51923


When, in 1999, amongst other initiatives intended to commemorate the granting of the Christian population charter and those of Jewish and Saracen safety, a good idea came about: to evoke in plastic form the reminder of the age-old Jewish presence in Tortosa, creating a pair of Jewish giants whose names, Caxixa and Bonjuà, correspond to those of a married couple who, as legend has it, in 1391 withstood all kinds of pressures and maintained their faith. They now lend a happy note, an honourable aspiration, the memory that the enlargement of Tortosa played a vital role in the enslaved retinue of the people of Israel, residents of the beautiful city of the Ebro since the Romanization of the Iberian Peninsula two thousand years previously. The Jewish giants can be seen at Llotja de Mar.

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