Lisbon: The Jewish Sephardic Walking Tour

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Explore the history and culture of the Jewish community in Lisbon on a 4-hour tour of the Portuguese capital. Learn about Portugal’s relationship with the Jewish people until the present times.

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  • Explore Lisbon through the lives of Portugal's Jewish communities
  • Visit Lisbon's Synagogue, Portugal's 1st synagogue since the 15th century
  • Learn about the Jewish community in Lisbon and how they lived
  • Hear about the 1506 Massacre and how it started
  • Walk down the 'Rua de Judiara' in the Alfama, Lisbon's oldest neighborhood


Learn the story of the Jewish people of Lisbon on a 4-hour tour of significant sites to the Jewish community in the Portuguese capital. Hear about the Jewish exodus from Egypt, and the journey through lands, countries, and continents as the ultimate nomads. Learn how communities appeared, disappeared, and reappeared; belonging everywhere and yet nowhere. Discover how the Kingdom of Portugal in the 12th century recognized the Jewish community as a distinct legal entity with its own jurisdiction. Visit sites of significance to Portuguese Christians and the Portuguese Jewish communities., including the Shaare Tikva (Lisbon Synagogue), the 1st synagogue to be built in Portugal since the late 15th century. Learn about the different Jewish communities in Lisbon and Portugal since the Middle Ages. Visit historic quarters, and see famous memorials. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Jewish culture. Hear about important Jewish and Portuguese people who shaped the history of Lisbon or saved thousands of souls over the centuries, such as Abraham Anahory and Aristides Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese consul who saved the lives of thousands of Jewish refugees. Finally, hear about Lisbon today as a city of tolerance and creativity, and explore the narrow streets of the Alfama quarter, Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood.


Private guide for a small group tour Walking tour Entrance fees to the Shaare Tikva (Lisbon Synagogue)

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