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Synagogue of Tomar

Rua Dr. Joaquim Jacinto, 73, Tomar 2300-577, Portugal
+351 249 329 823
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  • Average21%
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“jewish families” (11 reviews)
“tiny place” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Dr. Joaquim Jacinto, 73, Tomar 2300-577, Portugal
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+351 249 329 823
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"jewish families"
in 11 reviews
"jewish history"
in 6 reviews
"tiny place"
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"small community"
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"jews left"
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"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"side street"
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"lovely lady"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place"
in 2 reviews
"different languages"
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"knights templar"
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"artifacts"
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"inquisition"
in 9 reviews
"torah"
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"donation"
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"portugal"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Jeremy B
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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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Reviewed 12 November 2017

After a few moments browsing, the very kind elderly volunteer told us a lot about the synagogue (this is only helpful if you understand Portuguese or have a translator to hand). I didn't get her name, but she is more than willing to answer questions...More

Thank Pascal A
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

There really isn't much left to see at this little synagogue in the town of Tomar; however, I'm personally grateful that the community has seen fit to keep it open as a reminder that there was a Jewish community for many years in this Portuguese...More

Thank BKandCB
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This tiny and ancient synagogue is a remnant of the pre-Inquisition Jewish community. Somehow I was able to communicate with the elderly woman who was selling tickets for the visit, and she told me she was one of the two Jewish families still in Tomar....More

1  Thank MGG47
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The place dose not act as a synagogue any longer as there are almost no Jewws left there. It is now som kind of a museum sponsored by Abraham Zachuto and a lot of donates from Jewish people from arround the world. It is important...More

Thank Elisha G
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

When Jewish worship was suppressed for nearly 500 years until the fall of the dictatorship in the 1970s, the Jews continued to worship secretly, and this was one of their secret synagogues. A courageous women chose to restore it and open it to the public...More

Thank occdocbill
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is only one of two synagogues we could find while visiting Portugal. It's ancient, small and extremely simple and non ornate. Just adjacent is what used to be the mikveh, the ritual bath. The woman volunteer at the synagogue was elderly, very friendly and...More

Thank zev1232015
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We were taken there by "Tuk Lovers", based in Tomar main square, who provided vast amounts of information about the history and architecture.

Thank Judith E
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. I called in and greeted by a very nice elderly lady. She welcomes visitors and looks after the synagogue very well...thank you!

Thank Kevin M
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Sandyarnie
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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Sandyarnie
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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chasmania
19 October 2015|
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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
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