Palma Jewish Quarter
offered by supplier M18487 (read about supplier)
Group Size: 1
Destination: Palma de Mallorca
Season: January - December
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
Minimum Cost: 160 Euro (EUR) Per group
Maximum Cost: 160 Euro (EUR) Per group
This itinerary is designed to offer a chance to discover one of the most important Jewish quarters in the medieval Mediterranean, inhabited by sages, doctors, astronomers and cartographers Jafuda and Abraham Cresques. This itinerary is designed to last approximately two hours in order to guarantee suitable management, with the aim of highlighting certain especially relevant aspects to be observed by the official guides who will lead the tour. The best tour of Palma de Mallorca for your group could be the incredible Jewish Quarter "el call " in the old Alfama of Medina Majurca. This walking tour last two hours
You will imagine how the " xuetes" (Converted Jews) used to live and how they were organized in social levels Those of the "orella alta " (High class) or those of "orella baixa" (Lower class). They lived in the ghetto until the last pogrom (1391). Then they were forced to convert by the Spanish Inquisition. Some of them continued as "Cripto-jew", and it was not until the end of the 17th century that the label "xueta" was truly earned and the whole community was properly Catholic. The Xuetes have historically been stigmatized and until the first half of the 20th century practiced, and were seen alighted to practice, strict endogamy. Today, an estimated 18,000 people in the island carry Xueta surnames.
Walking tour, admission fees are not included.
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All tours that we offer in Mallorca are prepared by professionals with relevant education as investigators, architects and/or art historians, and are guided strictly by Licensed Tour Guides, regularly dedicated to these activities. The high-level guided tours offered present current architectural developments, urban...
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