Much more than a worship place

The Greater Synagogue of Barcelona is one of the oldest in Europe and the last one to be discovered. Located in a privileged environment, the Call de Barcelona, the old Jewish quarter of the city, which still retains its medieval architecture.

Guided tours of the synagogue showcase the Jewish culture and the history of the building, accompanied by a small museum. It offers private experiences such as Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Huppá and Kadish.

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In 1987, the medievalist Jaume Riera and Sans gave the initial steps that allowed to predict the exact situation of what was the Greater Synagogue of Barcelona until 1391.

This study led Mr. Miguel Iaffa to investigate the visible exterior of the site of the current building and found that it still complied with the demand of the "Tosefta" that one of the fronts was facing Jesuralén with two windows that let light pass through the Holy City.

At the end of 1995 the former owner put on sale the property that was originally intended for Bar. In the face of this deplorable situation Mr. Miguel Iaffa made the decision to acquire it to try to bring to light its historical past and preserve it from a use little worthy of its previous long history.

Miguel Iaffa

Location and Visit timetables

  • Summer Timetable

    • Monday to Friday: from 10:30h to 18:30h
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: from 10:30h to 15:00h

    We are closed:


    • September 11th
    • September 30th
    • October 1rst
    • October 9th
    • December 25th


    • January 1rst
    • January 6th

    Special Days:


    • July 1rst from 14:00 to 18:30
    • August 29th from 14:00 to 18:30
    • October 8th from 10:30 to 15:00
    • November 1rst from 12:00 to 18:30
    • December 24th from 10:30 to 15:00
    • December 31th from 10:30 to 15:00
  • Winter Timetable

    • Monday to Friday: from 10:30h to 14:30 and from 15:45 to 18:30h
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: from 10:30h to 15:00h
Carrer de Marlet' 5,
08002 Barcelona
(+34) 93 317 07 90