Barcelona Churches, Major Synagogue of Barcelona

The oldest synagogue of Europe can be found in Barcelona and is located in the beautiful old city district within the Jewish neighborhood.

The documented existence of a Jewish community in Barcelona dates back to the VIII century and there was a time during the XIV century when there existed up to four synagogues in Barcelona.
This little place where members used to meet to pray and learn has two rooms, the walls of which date from the Roman times, and illustrates the long history of the Jewish community in Barcelona.
In the second room, housing a vault from the XVII century, there is a large forged iron menorah against the wall, as well as many objects relating to the practice of this religion.
The low door to access the Major Synagogue of Barcelona makes visitors bow their heads when entering, which is considered a form of respect for the Jewish community.
Marlet, 5 (08002) – Old City: El Gòtic
T. +34 933 170 790
Bus: 14, 17, 19, 40, 45, 59, 91, 100, 120
Metro: L4 (Jaume I) and L3 (Liceu)
Monday to Friday: 10:30 – 18:00
Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 – 15:00