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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rua Dr. Joaquim Jacinto, 73 | Place being renovated, so no visits are possible., Tomar 2300-577, Portugal
+351 249 329 823
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

unfortunately the synagogue was closed for renovation and should be reopened towards the end of 2018, I was told ...but there was a small exhibition in the Cultural Complex of the city which was rather interesting but did not give any impression of the synagogue...More

Thank otmarwbaertl
Reviewed 27 October 2018

You can't see it or go near it. However it's on a lovely street that is a delight to walk down. Part of a neighborhood stroll.

Thank Plunkett07
Reviewed 26 October 2018

But needs a lot of work to be called a museum.Especially for people that don't read Portuguese, the signs are not translated.

Thank janelitamirta
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

They claim it's under restoration? There is only a big white sheet outside and beams inside. There is supposed to be a temporary exhibit elsewhere, but Google failed me. And it was 100°f

Thank faye57
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We were disappointed while visiting Tomar to find the ancient synagogue in wraps for renovation works. There is an exhibition of its treasures available elsewhere in town but this was a box we couldn't tick this time around, if you're visiting in 2018 you'll probably...More

1  Thank John F
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The synagogue was under construction so we did not get to see much. However, down the street there was a great exposition on the Jews of Tomar and objects that are sacred to Synagogues. Try to visit as this is the oldest Synagogue in Portugal.

Thank RenandIssey
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I only stopped into the synagogue briefly because I didn't want to disturb a tour that was being conducted at the time, so it's hard for me to provide a comprehensive review and better score. In reading about this site, I believe that this place...More

Thank Eitleoir
Reviewed 6 March 2018

So as it is being renovated, we will have to return....but nearby just next to the river there is a museum or where the electrical turbines were....that has some display of the Jewish Museum, that will be the Cultural Museum of Tomar....by the dam.

Thank Temper43
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We had hoped to see this, but it's all under wraps. There are some items on display at the Cultural Centre, but that was closed the day we were there so we didn't get to see anything of the Jewish presence in Tomar. At least...More

2  Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Although not a operating synagogue any longer, this building we were told is the oldest remaining structure of what was a synagogue in the ibereian penninsula, dating back to the 1500s. We can only imagine the history of who passed through its doors throughout the...More

Thank manonthemove1812
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28 January 2018|
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...
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!
19 October 2015|
Response from chasmania |
Website said the following, but I want to confirm, please. Rua Dr. Joaquim Jacinto, Tomar, Santar 2300, Portuga Coordinates: 39.60327° N, 8.414272° W Phone: (+351) 249 322 427 Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to... More