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Synagogue of Tomar

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Address: Rua Doutor Joaquim Jacinto 78, Tomar 2300-577, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 249 329 823
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Fascinating Ancient Synagogue

There are only a couple of Jewish families in Tomar now so this is more an interesting insight into an ancient synagogue and the culture that surrounds it. All the signage is in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Amersham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are only a couple of Jewish families in Tomar now so this is more an interesting insight into an ancient synagogue and the culture that surrounds it. All the signage is in Portuguese and the lovely lady guide didn't speak any other languages but between her speaking slowly and us using some inspired guesswork we understood most of what... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The synagogue is a little bit hidden, but worth visiting. So on the way to the castle of when going back to the old town do not hesitate to devote a few minutes of your time to feel the history once again.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It brings reminders of the Middle Ages when Jews constituted important part of Portugese society, though the time has gone

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The synagogue is a must see. It is from the 16th century and marks the tragedy of the Jewish population in Portugal that was eradicated during the awful inquisition period

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very interesting historical site. It is amazing that the Knights Templar, who built the original city, would build a Temple for the Jewish people residing in the area, since they were under Papal direction. Very interesting and worth a visit if you are in Tomar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wonderful old synagogue that has been restored thanks to contributions of visitors. Unfortunately a lot of the artifacts are not from the original synagogue but rather a collection from all over the world and include a Torah donation from California. The lovely lady that greets you does not speak English so you are on your own but if you are... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

There are only 10 Jews left in Tomar so this place is the only chance to restore the Jewish history of the city.

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a rehabilitation of a synagogue from the time of the displacement of jews in Portugal. A very interesting and instructive visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Historically a very important building and part of Tomar's history. The lady at the counter makes sure to point out the great accoustics inside. There are a few interesting artifacts inside. Mainly just stopping in to see this very important part of Tomar's past. Very small, cozy and intimate feel inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were just strolling through town when we came here. It's a good piece of history that's just a few minutes away. Check it out.

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