Sinagoga de Castelo de Vide

Sinagoga de Castelo de Vide

Sinagoga de Castelo de Vide
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Alison
Manchester, UK381 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Our group tried to visit this museum. The sign on the door said that it was open from 2pm to 5pm at this time of year. We arrived at 2pm, but no-one was there. We waited, and waited. We knocked on the door. We rang the local tourist office, who confirmed that it was due to open at 2pm. Eventually, we had to leave, as we had other places to visit. Very disappointed.
Written May 27, 2024
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Adele K
35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We have traveled extensively and are interested in our Jewish heritage and sites. This one was disappointing. Clearly much work went into creating it. We came in the pouring rain and, as there is nowhere nearby to park that was obvious, we had walked up the relatively steep path on wet cobblestones, although part is paved and has star indicators. The receptionist was most interested in getting her data down as to our home location. We are a couple our 70s, and it was clear we were weary from our travels. She said there was no WC and there would be one at the castle, another hike away. I fail to believe she does not have a restroom that could be used under these circumstances. The museum is all in Portuguese and the English booklet did not always correspond, nor tell us more than we had gathered before coming. I would not recommend going out of your way to come here, and I regret that I need to say this. The only reason to come is to show support for the fact that is is there.
Written March 5, 2023
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Otmar W B
Fort Pierce, FL219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This former synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of town shows in a superb way as a museum the life 500 years ago and even has a remembrance room with the names of those citizens being extinguished by the inquisition, it is all in Portuguese would be nice to get a bit of a translated sheet from the friendly lady at the entrance
Written October 13, 2022
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,308 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
You can either visit the synagogue on your way up to view the castle, or on your way back down to the town. The museum is on 2 floors, the ground floor and a basement floor. The basement floor was unlit and I had to use the torch on my phone to explore it. All of the information for exhibits was in Portuguese, so non speakers of the language might find this frustrating.
Written December 15, 2020
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keithwileman
Portugal39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Well worth a visit. Fascinating insight into the Jewish community in Castelo de Vide and a moving memorial to their persecution by the inquistion.

We committed the appalling crime of going back to see a couple of the rooms again and found ourselves back at the reception. The woman on the reception couldn't have been more rude and was clearly not happy that my girlfriend doesn't speak Portuguese.

Recommended. Free entry.
Written September 25, 2020
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Temper43 - Alfredo
Panama City, Panama1,298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
one of the highlights of the visit to the jewish quarter of Castelo de Vide, the museum is very well kept and shows how the site served many other purposes than the religious one, it meant it was part of the center of jewish life in town
Written July 26, 2020
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Prodipto B
Kolkata (Calcutta), India655 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This building is now a museum. Although it is an interesting place to visit only if you have an interpreter with you. Everything is in Portuguese.
Written February 7, 2020
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Jessie
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
one of those small places that seems like it was done because it needed to be done for some other reason than having a museum. some pieces are nice, some are not, lot's of papers with stuff written. they are really not sure if it was ever really a synagogue.
Written July 8, 2019
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klmaestra
Silver Spring, MD1,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
The Sinagoga de Castelo de Vide may be small but every remembrance of the Jewish people of Portugal and the lives they led is worthy. Located near the border with Spain, Jews from Spain emigrated to Castelo de Vide to join the local Jewish population. The synagogue is located in what was the Jewish Quarter.
Written December 21, 2018
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Chileice
Spain2,872 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
This is an interesting old house which was once used as a sinagogue. It was an interesting place and yet we left not feeling like we had really learned that much about its Jewish history. It needs more signage and information for the visitor.
Written January 4, 2018
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