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Sinagoga de Belmonte

Rua da Fonte da Rosa, Belmonte 6250-041, Portugal
+351 275 912 465
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What a wonderful experience

A member of the community gave us a firsthand presentation of the synagogue and the community life... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
n h
Very courious

Belmonte has strict link with Brazil because it is the Cabral's hometown. However it is very curios... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
Marcelo O
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Rua da Fonte da Rosa, Belmonte 6250-041, Portugal
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

A member of the community gave us a firsthand presentation of the synagogue and the community life in this fascinating Jewish enclave. The Jewish center is a living and vibrant hub not only for the local residents, but also for tourists who travel from all...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Belmonte has strict link with Brazil because it is the Cabral's hometown. However it is very curios about the history of the new christians that were the jewish people that must to follow the christian religion, otherwise they could be killed. The city has a...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

this is an active synagogue with services on Shabat and maybe, daily, if you need to visit it, then maybe in the tourist center or the Jewish Museum they will help you contact someone to open it for you. We were with a group and...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

If visiting Belmonte, then the synagogue is something you should not miss. Located in the old Jewish quarter of Belmonte, it’s the sacred place for the Jewish Sephardi community and families that still live in the area. Make sure to contact in advance requesting an...More

Thank GFLX
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

Our visit to Belmonte included a stop at the Synagogue where we met several members of the community who seemed genuinely happy to greet visitors to their community. The synagogue is active and has various weekly activities for the Annucim and other Jews of Portugal...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

In a time when Jews were made to change to Christianity by the Inquisition, the Jewish comunity was reduced from hundreds of families to less than a hundred all together. Service is both Orthodox and unique and the synagogue is an impresive place which reminde...More

1  Thank Elisha G
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

An attractive modern building - at least from the outside. It was closed with no indication of whom to contact to visit inside. Located in attractive part of old town of Belmonte. For the real story of Belmonte's Crypto-Judaic community visit the Jewish Museum. But...More

Thank golouis99
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

we were taken to the synagogue by one of the residents of Belmonte who was in fact previouly a crypto-jew, the fact that they have returned to their orginal faith and are now "practicing" jews is truly remarkable, this place was on the highligts of...More

1  Thank benjyb123456
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

We were disappointed that the "real" museum was closed for renovations when we went in April. However, there Is a small "satellite" type site where a few of the Jewish artifacts can be seen. It's small, but you can still see some of the artifacts...More

Thank giftedelaine
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Very informative and provides a peek into what the community endured over the past few centuries. Still active on Shabbat and Holidays and visitors welcome but one needs to make an appointment to see it on weekdays. It was amazing to see this rekindled Jewish...More

Thank steve b
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benjyb123456
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Response from giftedelaine | Reviewed this property |
Our Globus tour guide had arranged a tour, but the guide never showed up. Guide says if the woman feels like coming out she does and if not, well....check with the synagogue itself and maybe they can help you.
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Response from hs10314 | Reviewed this property |
We went with a group and the leader arranged it. There is a kosher hotel in Belmonte, the Belmonte Sinai Hotel. (Very nice, new and good food and excellent service). They may be able to put you in touch with someone. Good... More
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