Jewish Lisbon Walking Tour

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What To Expect

See Lisbon from a Jewish perspective. Join us as we explore many cultural heritage sites, discover the amazing survival of Marranos (Crypto-Jews), the era of Kabbalistic study and the famous Portuguese Jews who have contributed to the arts, sciences and politics of the world stage.

Specifications

Type:
Walking Tours around Lisbon
Departs From:
Lisbon
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
4 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:30 AM; 1:30 PM
Product Code:
7428
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Description

Documents of the Jewish people residing in Lisbon dates back to 482 CE. However, historians and archeologists attest to a Jewish presence in Portugal that pre-dates Roman colonization. Lisbon's distinctive sub-group of Sephardi Jews have unique rituals based on pre-expulsion Spain and Moroccan origins, which have survived over hundreds of years in secret. At times, Lisbon's Jews held social and political ranks with the favor of kings, and conciliatory relations between Muslims and Christians alike. These periods were equally marked by inquisitions, forced baptisms and brutal massacres. During the second world war Jews were reluctantly accepted as refugees, and in 1987 the President of Portugal asked forgiveness to the Jewish communities of Portuguese for all of their past persecutions.

This tour is led by the only tour guide in Portugal who is Jewish. There are only about 900 Jews left in Portugal today, and our guide is the most requested. Don't miss out!

Highlights

  • The Jewish Quarters

  • Estaus Palace (the tribunal of the Inquisition)

  • Rossio Square (memorial to the massacres of 1506)

  • Carmo Church Ruins

Includes

  • English speaking guide

  • Entrance fees

  • Taxes

  • Public transit/taxis during the tour

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • This tour is not available during Jewish high holidays.

  • Children 12 years and under can take the tour for free.

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water.

  • Visits to Sha'aré Tikvá - Orthodox synagogue, (closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), and the Jewish cemetery require advanced reservations. We are happy to make your reservation for an independent visit by taxi or private driver at an additional fee. These sights are located outside the city center and not easily accessible on foot.

  • For larger groups, please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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