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Catalonia, Valencia, and the Costa Blanca Sights

Torre de Gironella

Updated 03/12/2014

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A five-minute walk uphill behind the cathedral leads to a park and this four-story tower (no entry permitted) dating from the year 1190; the tower marks the highest point in the Jewish Quarter. Girona's Jewish community took refuge here in early August 1391, emerging 17 weeks later to find their houses in ruins. Even though Spain's official expulsion decree did not go into effect until 1492, this attack effectively ended the Girona Jewish community. Destroyed in 1404,

reconstructed in 1411, and destroyed anew by retreating Napoleonic troops in 1814, the Torre de Gironella was the site of the celebration of the first Hanukkah ceremony in Girona in 607 years, held on December 20, 1998, with Jerusalem's chief Sephardic rabbi Rishon Letzion presiding.

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Ctra. Sant Gregori 91, Girona, Catalonia, 17007, Spain

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Updated 03/12/2014

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