Jewish Porto Tour

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

From: 36.00

Description

Explore the locations where Porto’s ancient Sephardic Jewish community lived, worked and socialized. Visit the biggest synagogue in the Iberian Peninsula and learn about its important and symbolic history! Our Jewish Porto Tour will tell you all about the extreme relevance of the Jewish community in Porto.

Highlights:

  • Private tour
  • Israeli Community
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Kadoori Mekor Haim Synagogue
  • Sephardic Legacy
  • 1496 King’s Expelling Order
  • Barros Basto

Jewish tour

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Kadoori Mekor Haim Synagogue is open Monday to Friday from 14h30 until 17h.

Jewish Porto is a remarkable tour dedicated to the Jewish cultural and religious heritage in southern Europe.

Included:

  • Guided Tour
  • Visit in English, Spanish or Portuguese

Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Entrance in the Synagogue
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation

Meeting point:

  • Sé Catedral (next to Vimara Peres statue)

 

Description:

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 Porto Jewish Museum, that occupies the first floor of the synagogue, was opened in July of 2015 and intend 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!

AtWill´s guides have been living in Porto for many years! So feel comfortable to ask anything that you want to know about the city: where to eat the best Francesinha or Bifana, where to find the best Wine shops, what to do on weekends… We will be so glad to help you!

 

3 reviews for Jewish Porto Tour

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Getting to know Porto´s history alongside it´s Jewish heritage was really amazing! We come across different spots and details that we would never find out by ourselves.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Me encanto conocer Porto y la historia de la comunidad judía en la ciudad. Los guías de AtWill son mui profesionales y simpáticos.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My tour guide was Laurem. She is an excellent tour guide and is very knowledgeable. She took me to all three Jewish quarters and explained in detail the history of the Jews of Porto. We also went to an old cemetery grounds and saw the location of an old synagogue. At the end of the tour, we went to the Mekor Hayim Kadoorie Synagogue, which is the largest Synagogue in the Iberian Penisula. There we received an insightful tour by the director of tours and curator. The tour was terrific and I highly recommend it!

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