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Porto Tour - The Jewish Experience

Product ID: 135228
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This tour is a discovery of the Jewish history of Porto, what is left from Porto's Jewish heritage, the most important local Jewish families, Jewish curiosities and influences in the economy and of Jewish culture in Porto.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the city's historic jewish quarters
  • Discover the fourth Jewish quarter and understand how the Inquisition affected the local community
  • See the biggest synagogue in the Iberian Peninsula
Full description
Discover the city's Jewish’s legacy!

Guided by a specialist in Jewish studies you will be taken, in chronological order, through the Jewish quarters that existed in Porto, up to the time of King Manuel the 1st's edict of expulsion in 1496.

In this experience, you will also visit the fourth Jewish quarter and understand why it was built outside the city walls, how the Inquisition, that started in 1536, affected the local community and how this same community had returned by 1753 with Marquês de Pombal.

During this intense adventure, you can discover the Jewish history of a private property located in Rua São Miguel (providing authorization is granted and that it is open), see a plaque commemorating the victims of the Inquisition (outside Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória) and realize where the two Autos of Fé took place (near the Portuguese Center of Photography).

During this tour, you can also visit the biggest synagogue in the Iberian Peninsula (Sinagoga Kadoorie Mekor Haim) and its museum.

This experience can be tailored according to your personal preferences and time available.
Includes
  • Jewish tour guide
  • Visit to the synagogue
  • Flexible schedule
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses

When you get there

Know before you go
• On Saturdays and Sundays it is not possible to visit Sinagoga Kadoorie Mekor Haim. During the other days of the week, the Sinagoga is only available in the afternoon