Jewish Heritage

During this 4 hours walking tour you’ll be able walk through the main highlights of Lisbon’s historical center while learning the untold story of the Jewish presence in Lisbon.

Walk through Rossio square, Chiado, Baixa, Alfama and Comercio square. While this can be your orientation walking tour of Lisbon, the main focus will be the Jewish presence in these areas, the layout of the streets and what once happened in each place. Stand where the terrible massacre of 1506 occurred and understand how and why it happened. Did you know that in medieval times there were two Jewish communities, so important they’d answer directly to the king? Walk by those areas and discover what they became today. Listen to quotes from “The last Kabbalist of Lisbon”, a real story, while stepping those same streets.

Discover the importance of the Jewish community for the age of discoveries and how the expulsion of 1496 is linked to the decay of Portugal itself. Learn how the need to blend-in made “new-Christians” create a Kosher sausage that is still enjoyed by Catholics today. More recently, we were the safe place for those fleeing from central Europe, having our own “Oskar Schindler”, Aristides Sousa Mendes. Different earthquakes, as well as the Catholic Inquisition, destroyed most of the physical Jewish presence but the story can still be told.

Have more time in Lisbon? Then make this a full day tour and cover the whole city. Drive by Lisbon's synagogue, visit the 19th century Jewish cemetery and tour Belem. You'll cover all the highlights of a regular city tour while learning the information that matters to you. 

4 hours walking tour, accessible for all paces

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Difficulty level - medium - walking tour.

Price for up to 4 adults: 150€

Extra adult: 20€ per person

Extra children - free

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Includes:

-          Licensed tour guide;

-          4 hours private tour;

-          Personal accident insurance

Excludes:

-          Lunch, drinks and souvenirs.

 

Further information:

    Your tour guide will pick you in your hotel lobby or cruise dock at your most convenient time.

    You will be taken on a four hours walking tour (can be shortened) through the historical center.

  

 

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