Jewish Heritage

This Argon Travel program begins in Évora towards the last refuges of the Jewish community in the Iberian Peninsula. Then continue to Castelo de Vide where a visit to a synagogue, to the Jewish quarter and the medieval streets is planned. Passage also through the house of the Archer. Next is Marvão and then Belmonte, the place that best portrays the Jewish presence in Portugal since the 19th century to the present day. In Trancoso, Argon Travel invites you for a walking tour of various Jewish symbols printed on the city's streets, including a visit to the Jewish culture interpretation center. The tour continues to Gouveia, followed by Linhares da Beira, where you can visit Casa do Judeu, a Manueline building from the 19th century, which was once a synagogue. The next destination is Porto, which includes a tour of the historic center, with special attention to the Kadoorie Mekor Haim Synagogue, and the Jewish Museum, which celebrates the history of Hebrew presence in Porto since the 19th century to the present. The journey continues towards Lisbon, a multicultural city in the Medieval Age, where Jews, Christians and Muslims lived together. Here, in the capital of Portugal, there is a walking tour through Alfama (Jewish, Moorish and Christian heritage), Praça do Comércio, Rossio Square and S. Domingos Square, where there is a memorial about Pogrom de Lisboa. Argon Travel's itinerary dedicated to the Jewish heritage ends with a visit to the romantic village of Sintra and its National Palace, with the possibility of having a kosher lunch at Hotel Palácio Estoril, which, during World War II, received numerous European refugees.

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