BARCELONA HAGGADOT. The Jewish Splendour of Catalan Gothic Period

Barcelona, the seat of a monarchy and a hub of Mediterranean trade, had an urban ethos that was receptive to the most innovative artistic influences in the opening decades of the 14th century. At this juncture in the Gothic era, the city’s workshops constituted a highly active centre for the production of Haggadot, manuscripts that contain the ritual of the Passover meal, which were commissioned by families living in the Call (Jewish quarter) in Barcelona and in other Jewish communities. Jews and Christians alike worked on Haggadot and shared the same style and iconographic models.

The exhibition Barcelona Haggadot reunites for the first time in more than six centuries an extensive selection of these splendid works of the Catalan Gothic period that were dispersed around the world when the Jews were expelled.

Virtual tour of the exhibition ‘BARCELONA HAGGADOT. The Jewish Splendour of Catalan Gothic Period’

Llibret de sala of ‘BARCELONA HAGGADOT. The jewish splendour of catalan gothic period’ exhibition

Visits accompanied by experts

April 26th and May 24th, guided visit in English
April 19th and May 10th, guided visit in Hebrew
From 11,30 am to 1pm. 7,35 €, reservation required.

Information and reservation:

From Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm and 4 pm to 7pm.
Tel.: 34 932 562 122 and

Guided Visits

Saturdays, April 11 and 25, and May 9 and 30, MUHBA Plaça del Rei, from 11:30 to 13:00. € 7,35 Friends of the Museum € 5.51)

Lecture Series: "Haggadot: History, Narrative and Artistic Legacy"

These lectures will address the historical context of the Haggadot and the meaning of the rituals that they describe, as well as the pictorial techniques employed in the illustrations, among other topics.

Participants: Rosa Alcoy, Alba Barceló, Katrin Kogman-Appel, Dalia Ruth Halperin, Marc Michael Epstein, Geraldine Brooks, and Aleksandra Buncic.

Place: MUHBA Plaça del Rei, Martí l’Humà Hall, March 24 and 25, from 9:00 to 19:00, € 22,50  (reduced fee € 11.25)

The Art of the Medieval Haggadah. The Prato Haggadah

Lecture by Sharon Mintz, art curator at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS)

April 8th, 7pm, free, reservation required. The lecture will be read in English.

Images of the exhibition (Author: Enric Gràcia)


Plaça del Rei, s/n (Salón del Tinell)
08002 Barcelona
Tel. 93 256 21 00
Fax. 93 268 04 54
See map


The exhibition opens on 26 March 2015 and runs until 5 July 2015.
Exhibition extended with digital facsimiles from the 11th of July to the 27th of September 2015.
The inauguration will take place on Wednesday, 25 March 2015, at 19:00, in the reception hall of the Salón del Tinell. 
Free entrance March 28th, from 10 am to 7 pm, and  March 29th from 10 am to 8 pm.

Visiting Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 - 19:00.
Sundays, 10:00 - 20:00.
Closed on Mondays.

Ticket Prices

€ 4.40  Exhibition only.
€ 7  Exhibition and visit to the Museum.
Children under 16: Free
Sundays, free admission after 15:00