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Interesting but needs more signage

This is an interesting old house which was once used as a sinagogue. It was an interesting place... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Chileice
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London, ON
Small Jewish Museum

This former synagogue is now an evocative museum set within the Jewish Quarter of the town. You... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
RodMcLeod
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San Francisco, California
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Rua da Fonte, Castelo de Vide 7320-150, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is an interesting old house which was once used as a sinagogue. It was an interesting place and yet we left not feeling like we had really learned that much about its Jewish history. It needs more signage and information for the visitor.

1  Thank Chileice
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Recovered house situated in the old Jewish quarter. Apart from half a dozen objects it has nothing else pertaining to the Jewish faith. They themselves admit, in one of their information boards, that there are no archaeological findings that can attest that the house was...More

Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We often visit synagogue museums while we are traveling. We were a bit disappointed here. The museum was so dark, it was hard to see. We found it very small and not containing much about the history of Jews being banished from Spain, etc. What...More

Thank SACALosAngeles
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This former synagogue is now an evocative museum set within the Jewish Quarter of the town. You walk through a number of small rooms with low ceilings filled with various exhibits. This museum filled out the experience of walking through the Jewish Quarter. I found...More

Thank RodMcLeod
Reviewed 17 July 2017

There is no entry charge however there is no explanation in English which would have helped greatly.

Thank V4167UUdeborahg
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The whole Jewish quarter is an amazing historical site. Authentic and very well preserved. The museum is a memorial to the many executed during the inquisition as well as honoring the Jewish workmen ship in the town and to us the most amazing Torah alter...More

1  Thank 791darlan
Reviewed 13 June 2017

There isn't a worship space here; the whole structure was once the (at times clandestine) place of worship. It is now a museum with the collectibles from the synagogue and the surrounding jewish civilization. The room with the cow bells that the jews were forced...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect place to learn and understand the Jewish Heritage in Portugal. The synagogue/museum of Castelo de Vide give us a chance to know how was the Jewish live 500 years ago when thousands of Jewish people run away from the Spanish inquisition....More

Thank pedroe757
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It take some time to get to Castelo de Vide and we went there only for the synagog and the Jewish quarter. It was very disappointing since although the synagog, now transformed to museum, has a lot to show, it's all written in Portuguese only...More

Thank _N5121NX
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This very old synagogue has been transformed into a small museum. The museum includes the original two-rooms synagogue, one for men and one for women, and other small rooms with a collection of Jewish artifacts from around Portugal. All of the information is written in...More

4  Thank Mike_TLV
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Davewow
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There seems to be some confusion here - the synagogue is in a small village in Portugal, and the only Pearson airport I know of is in Toronto. A shuttle between the two would be tricky to arrange!
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