Palma De Mallorca Excursions

 

Home of the Hidden Community

 

Mallorca, the Sephardic Island, was home to a sizable Jewish population for hundreds of years, beginning in the 5th century. It was an important center for cartography, a trade in which Jews played a pivotal role. The famed map-maker Jafuda Cresques, who, according to tradition, drew the maps used by Christopher Columbus, was recently honored with a statue in the Jewish quarter of Palma.

 

You will begin your tour in the oldest Jewish quarter, which dates back to the Muslim era of Mallorca: the Call Menor, and then continue through the narrow, twisting streets to the medieval Jewish quarter. The Call Major is home to remnants of synagogues, where you can see the legacy of Jewish life in the street names such as Calle Argentera, where the goldsmiths worked. You can also visit the park where the old Jewish cemetery used to be found, and walk the streets where the descendants of Mallorcan Jewry live to this very day. In the Museum of Mallorca, one can see two gravestones, the “ploms Jueus” which are considered to be the second oldest remains of the Jewish community in the entirety of Spain. Today’s Jewish community was re-established in 1971. Come taste the flavor of the famous crespells, a Mallorcan Jewish pastry, and encounter dimensions of Mallorcan life you never before considered! 

 

 


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  • All of our cruise tours include transfers from the port to the touring area and back. Please inform us in the event that you will not require transfers.
  • Our tours are fully customizable according to the time at your disposal. When making your request, kindly let us know how many hours you will be available for touring; if you know your exact docking times, even better!
  • In case you have already been to this destination previously, we can ensure that you will not be repeating sites which you have already visited.  If you have other specific requests, just let us know, and we will happily accommodate your particular preferences.