Explore the locations where Porto’s ancient Sephardic Jewish community lived, worked and socialized. Visit the biggest synagogue in the Iberian Peninsula and learn all about its important and symbolic history! Our Jewish Porto Tour will tell you all about the extreme relevance of the Jewish community in Porto.
- Private tour
- Israeli Community
- Jewish Quarter
- Kadoori Mekor Haim Synagogue
- Sephardic Legacy
- 1496 King’s Expelling Order
- Barros Basto
IMPORTANT NOTE: Kadoorie Mekor Haim Synagogue will only open to visitors with previous consultation of
availability and authorization. Each visit needs authorization. The community is now concentrating in the processes of opening the Jewish Museum (entrances are also restricted).
Jewish Porto is a remarkable tour dedicated to the Jewish cultural and religious heritage in southern Europe.
- Guided Tour
- Visit in English, Spanish or Portuguese
- Entrance in the Synagogue (5€ entrance fee)
- Sé Catedral (next to Vimara Peres statue (horseman)
Our guide will take you to all the places where the Jewish community lived, pointing out the toponymic and archeological trace elements that have endured to our days. The Porto Jewish Tour also covers information about the “Inquisition”, the persecution to the “new Christians”, the cover up of the Jewish traditions for centuries and the glorious cultural and religious rescue of Barros Basto – the Portuguese Dreyfus.
Discover the Jewish quarter located in the heart of Porto and complete your visit in the Kadoorie Synagogue, the largest Synagogue in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the biggest in Europe. The Jewish Museum, that occupies the first floor of the synagogue, was opened in July of 2015. It intends to present the culture and history of the Jewish religion and to highlight the history of the Jewish community in the city of Porto from the medieval times to today.
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!
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