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Porto: Half-Day Jewish Tour

Product ID: 77125
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Explore the locations where Porto's ancient Sephardic Jewish community lived, worked and socialized. Visit the largest synagogue in the Iberian Peninsula, and learn about its important and symbolic history.
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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese
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  • Explore the local streets while learning about its Sephardic legacy
  • Visit Kadoori Mekor Haim Synagogue, the largest synagogue in the Iberian Peninsula
  • Learn about the the toponymic and archeological trace elements of Porto's ancient Sephardic Jewish community
Full description
Your guide will take you to all the places where the Jewish community once lived, pointing out the toponymic and archeological trace elements that have endured to this day. Your guide will also tell you about the Inquisition, the persecution of the “new Christians,” the cover up of Jewish traditions for centuries and finally, the glorious cultural and religious rescue of Barros Basto – the Portuguese Dreyfus.

Whether you are Jewish, have sephardic ancestry or just want to learn more about the once thriving Jewish community in Porto, this is definitely an experience you can't miss.

On this private tour, learn about the following:
- Israeli Community
- Jewish Quarter
- Kadoori Mekor Haim Synagogue
- Sephardic Legacy
- 1496 King's Expelling Order
- Captain Barros Basto
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)

When you get there

Meeting point

Sé Cathedral (Terreiro da Sé) next to Vimara Peres statue.

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Know before you go
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences