Private Secrets of Jewish Majorca Walking Tour

Private Jewish Mallorca Discovery
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
From $95.00/person to $150.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Ages 4 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Walking, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A taxi ride (10 EUR each way, not included ) is required to reach the meeting location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended. For those wishing to visit any churches, remember that shoulders and knees must be covered.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps.This tour can accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and walkers.

Journey to the heart of the Old Jewish Quarter where your private guide will take you to the must-see sites of the neighborhood. Start at the small Interpretation Center where you will learn how the island of Mallorca was home for hundreds of years to a thriving Jewish community that played a pivotal role in cartography. With the rise of the Spanish Inquisition in the 14th and 15th-centuries, these Jews faced forced conversions, becoming Crypto-Jews or Chuetas, who displayed their Catholic face outwardly, while adhering to their Jewish faith through secret signs and hidden synagogues in their homes.

Walk through the narrow streets and stop at a Jewish bakery to learn about ensaimada, a famous Mallorcan pastry cooked with pork fat as a reaction to centuries-old prejudice and discrimination. You will also visit the house of a medieval Jewish merchant to discover the secret traditions the Jews concocted to keep their faith.

Continue on to the old synagogue where the Montesion Church now stands, then see the secret synagogue on Leather Maker Street. Conclude your time in the Jewish Quarter at the statue of Jafuda Cresques, a 14th century Jewish cartographer who was one of the first to complete a world atlas and aid Christopher Columbus in his travels. You will leave the tour inspired as you witness the exciting revival of the Jewish community today, including descendants are returning to their roots more than 500 years later. Book this private 2.5 hour tour and experience a unique side of Palma.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Jewish Walking Tour
November 19, 2019
It was a great tour. Very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Time well spent.
Reviewer: Lori Metsa
5 Stars