JEWISH PALMA

*TIMETABLE AVAILABLE FROM 1st JUNE TILL SEPTEMBER 30th.

The Call Major. With this term, Call, was called the medieval Jewish quarter of Palma. It was from 1300 when the Jewish community moved to the Call Major, as they had previously lived in two other neighborhoods: the old Roman city, in the Call de la Almudaina, and in the Callet. The Call Major occupies the northeast quadrant of the medieval city and the Hebrews were obliged to spend the night and live there, but not to work.

Although the Jewish community officially disappeared in 1434, when it was forced to convert to Christianity, Judaism did not disappear from Mallorca, thanks to those who persevered. Their descendants were known as Xuetas, who were persecuted (sometimes sentenced to death) by the Inquisition and suffered social exclusion until well into the 20th century.


We will start our guided walk in the Plaza de España, in front of King Jaime I and begin our walk through the old town. During the Middle Ages, this central location of the Balearic capital was the site of the ancient Jewish quarters of Palma de Mallorca. What was life like for the Jewish population in this area of the Kingdom of Aragon? What cultural legacy did they leave us? We will begin to answer these questions on our route through the ancient aljama.


The Jews lived in the so-called "call", formed by narrow streets that still survive today: Calle Sòl, Calle Monte-Sion.... In the latter we will stop in front of the church of Monte Sion. Its name of Jewish origin is no coincidence, since the temple stands on an ancient synagogue.
In the 15th century the Jews were expelled from the Christian kingdoms (including Aragon, to which the Balearic archipelago belonged).


From then on, the so-called xuetes, descendants of the converted Jews, arose. During the walk, we will appreciate how the influence of this group is still evident in the culture of Palma de Mallorca. We will finish the route in the vicinity of the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Mallorca.




TOUR AVAILABLE


WEDNESDAY

20:00 Hrs.


PRICE:

FREE


DURATION:

2 HOURS

YOU WILL RECOGNIZE US BY THE RED UMBRELLA



PUNTO DE ENCUENTRO

Plaza de España, justo a pie de estatua del rey Jaime I

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