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Museu Luso-Hebraico

Rua Doutor Joaquim Jacinto 73, Tomar 2300-577, Portugal
+351 249 322 696
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In Conjunction With A Visit to the Synagogue of Tomar

Fascinating and disturbing portrait of the Jewish people of Portugal prior to the Inquisition. The... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Boynton Beach, Florida
Jewish heritage

When you enter, you can think that it is almost with nothing. But (if you know portuguese) if you... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2015
Lisbon, Portugal
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Rua Doutor Joaquim Jacinto 73, Tomar 2300-577, Portugal
+351 249 322 696

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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Fascinating and disturbing portrait of the Jewish people of Portugal prior to the Inquisition. The museum is located within the Synagogue of Tomar. Although limited, the artefacts on display speak volumes. Be sure to see the partially excavated mikvah (ritual purification bath) adjacent to the...More

1  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 20 October 2015

When you enter, you can think that it is almost with nothing. But (if you know portuguese) if you talk with the lady there, she will tell you the story of her husband and her, and how they fight to have that space know open...More

3  Thank LilianaIFCordeiro
Reviewed 17 June 2013

A must see in Tomar. Try to visit the synagogue immediately before or after the Convent of the Order of Christ to get a full perspective on the plight of the Jewish people in Portugal during the 15th century. Simply a one-room place of worship,...More

4  Thank peppermintpatty07
Reviewed 25 April 2013

I'm glad we took the time to see Tomar's synagogue, which dates back to the 15th century. Entry is free. We were lucky to be given a quick guided tour by Jamie who is clearly very enthusiastic (and multi-lingual). The tour included part of the...More

4  Thank CAD2007
Reviewed 9 December 2012

The highlight of this site was the tour that the docent Jamie gave us. The synagogue is one room with some interesting donated artifacts and some ruins that are being slowly preserved in an adjacent room. Jamie informed us of the jewish history in Tomar...More

2  Thank Sketerbud
Reviewed 20 October 2012

In town of Tomar, it's well worth visiting for the historical perspective of the Jewish experience in 15th century Portugal

1  Thank Joan M
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Jewish fans of this medieval synagogue in Tomar have paid for improvements and it's a better experience than it was on my first visit several years back. This was the synagogue for Tomar's Jews in the Middle Ages but then along came the Inquisition. The...More

2  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 August 2012

apparently the only "fully" preserved medieval period synagogue in portugal. helpful staffer. drawbacks: main items depicted in brochure - ritual bath ("mikveh") and original entrance - not accesible for viewing (the former is hazardous, the latter has been blocked off). also, too many items on...More

Thank aGoodyear06
Reviewed 4 July 2012

The only remaining synagogue prior to the Inquisition stands in Tomar. If you are in the area, it is a worthwhile visit. There is also a mikveh that has been excavated recently.

Thank moco421
Reviewed 12 April 2012

A terrific little collection of old Jewish artifacts, but the real star of this attraction is the building itself from the 15th century. The attendant is an enthusiastic guide back in time and do buy a post card or two to help support the costs...More

2  Thank LWL3333
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