The persecution suffered by the Jewish society caused the decline of the largest synagogue in
Barcelona and its community.
The synagogue is located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter inside the Gothic Quarter. For years it was a forgotten place and even once it served as a warehouse store for electrical products.
The main façade of this temple looks to the Jerusalem. Through a strange, even funny and small door you have access to the
interior. After a profound reconstruction we now can see the ruins and a glass surface allows us to walk around above them. Also you can see the
iron seven-arms chandelier “menorah” and the old scriptures from the holy book (“Torah”).
It’s a tiny place, usually well visited that really is worthwhile a short stop!
The discovery of this synagogue was fortuity. In the 20th century, a study showed that originally the use of that small warehouse was in fact the main Jewish temple! And by surprise it was not only the oldest Jewish temple in Spain but in all Europe!!.