1. Portugal
  2. Porto District
  3. Porto

Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Porto

Product ID: 124088
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Immerse yourself in Portugal's Jewish heritage on this three-hour informative Porto walking tour.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • Wander through the small alleys and learn about Jewish heritage in Porto
  • See hidden synagogues and find out about the history of the area
  • Learn about Jewish heritage dating back to the 12th century
Full description
Your Jewish heritage tour begins by meeting your guide at a central location. Get ready and follow your guide into the hear of Porto's Jewish community. On the journey, learn about how Porto's Jewish history dates back to the 12th century, when its community coexisted harmoniously with local Christians. 

Explore the old Jewish quarters, secret synagogues, and all the places where the Jewish influence was strong. Find out where the wealthiest Jews settled and the good trade relations between Jews and Christians. Hear captivating stories about key figures like Captain Arthur Carlos de Barros Basto (Abraham Israel Ben-Rosh), founder of the Porto's Jewish community and the major contributor to the construction of the Kadoorie Mekor Haim synagogue.

Continue along Sant'ana Street, Comércio do Porto Street, and S. Bento da Vitória Church. Take in the beauty of Vitória view point, the Esnoga stairs, Virtudes garden, and Jewish Mountain before concluding your tour.
Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Local guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The pillory outsdie Porto Cathedral, Terreiro da Sé, 4050-573 Porto

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Important information
Know before you go
• A moderate amount of walking is involved