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THE SYNAGOGUE IS TEMPORARLY CLOSED FOR WORKS Visit the temporary exhibition of the synagogue's estate from December 20, 2017 in the Cultural Complex of Levada (João Carlos Everard street). We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
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Rua Dr. Joaquim Jacinto, 73 | The synagogue has been renovated and is now open for visitors, Tomar 2300-577, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a very small museum, not much left there to see.We spent 10 minutes and went. It is one room and a handfull of artifacts that you can see everywhere.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Poisik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very small but nice Synagogue. One with a lot of history and great importance. Hidden and not easy to find but I think a nice visit worth.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SandraMeier1311
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is very interesting to find those few traces of Judaism in Portugal where once more than 30% of the population were Jewish.this tiny synagogue has been restored to its finest and within a few days I was told also the adjacent Mikva will be...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2019

Just to visit the oldest synagogue in Portugal was amazing. Very simple but beautifully done and the history is all around you!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MonaKibbutzNaan
Reviewed 28 September 2019 via mobile

Only one small room, very little on display, and also little information available in English. The receptionist also seemed mildly annoyed that we were visiting. Good news - it's free.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jdawghh
Reviewed 18 September 2019

This small synagogue is well worth a visit. Over the years it has had many uses and the history is fascinating. The acoustics inside are amazing.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2019

This is a simple structure. Information is provided inside so you can easily read up on the sight. There are a few religious objects to see. They are beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 930patricia
Reviewed 11 August 2019

The synagogue in Tomar was in use in the 13th century and after the expulsion of the Jews from Portugal in 1496 it went through many different functions as storage house, city prison and church. Today it has been restored and is a synagogue with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank BasicsTouring
Reviewed 5 August 2019

It was sad to see this Synagogue since most of the Jews have left this place or passed on. The gentleman in charge of the Synagogue was very informative and gave us a history of this place. It is small, but well maintained.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MarinaandJim
Reviewed 6 July 2019

This very preserved synagogue was built in the years 1430-1460, and served as a synagogue only a few years, until Don Manuel's decree was issued in 1497 obligating all Jews to convert. It was declared a national site in 1921.

Date of experience: March 2019
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AviFeldman
15 May 2019|
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Response from morvenchurchmen | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Yes, the original site is now open for visits and the work inside has been completed. I imagine it will be closed on Mondays (so many places are in Tomar). Sorry for the delay replying. Enjoy your visit!
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sjgahh
28 January 2018|
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Response from Elisha G | Reviewed this property |
No need for advance reservation. There is a volonteer present during visiting hours who can be of some assistance if you overcome the language barrier...
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sjgahh
21 December 2017|
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Response from manonthemove1812 | Reviewed this property |
The synagogue is easily accesible by walking. I would not know their schedule. Best to contact them directly for this type of information. Good luck, and enjoy!
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