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Recently reniewed

The Museum was recently reniewed (I don't know the exact date but I was there in 2016 and it is... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Marie-Thérèse F
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Alenquer, Portugal
Small and informative

The Jewish Museum in Belmonte recounts the story of the Jews in Portugal but its strongest feature... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Mike G
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Netanya, Israel
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Rua da Portela, 4, Belmonte 6250-088, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum tells a wonderful story about a very special Jewish community. I found it to be quite overwhelming. Yes, it is a modest museum and a relatively short visit, but the story is a truly great one. Belmonte is also a beautiful village...More

Thank RenaA
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This village in the middle of nowhere has such an amazing story that will warm your heart and make you think !!!

Thank Ruthyanovsky
Reviewed August 18, 2018

The museum tells an incredible story about a collection of local families that kept Jewish traditions, such as lighting candles for the Sabbath, in secrecy, for hundreds of years. Very impressive display. A rather small museum, suitable for adults and children.

Thank gadaha
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We were fortunate to have Jose Levy Domingos as a guide for the day to take us to some of the important places in the Jewish history of Portugal. Especially important among them is the town of Belmonte and the museum of which Jose is...More

Thank SatAtt
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The Museum was recently reniewed (I don't know the exact date but I was there in 2016 and it is completely different and much more beautiful now). I was with a group and we got a very long explanation sitting in the auditorium. Too long...More

Thank Marie-Thérèse F
Reviewed June 13, 2018

The Jewish Museum in Belmonte recounts the story of the Jews in Portugal but its strongest feature is a video of interviews with members of the community. They describe what the community was and is, and speak about its uncertain future (since most of the...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

This is small but excellent museum and well worth a visit to find out what life for those not allowed to be Jewish in Belmonte

Thank Caroline W
Reviewed June 5, 2018

If you happen to be driving through this area and need a pitstop and want to remind yourself about European history and religious rights and freedom, this is a good place to learn about Jewish people in Portugal. This was a stop as part of...More

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed April 15, 2018

It would take too much time to explain it here but it deals the Jewish people from the time of the Inquisition until now. Do an internet search it if you want more info. A must see for anyone IMHO.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed April 8, 2018

the new museum opened recently, largely expanded and modernised with lots of interactive and interesting journeys through the secret life of Jews in Belmonte for the past 500 years

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Response from יואל ק | Reviewed this property |
Our group leader's name is Esther and her cellphone number is 972547801247. I assume she can provide you with the necessary information. If not, make contact with the Mt. Sinai Belmonte Hotel whose proprietor will certainly... More
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July 25, 2016|
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Response from Herbert A | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure of the exact times. I know that they close for lunch, like many places in Portugal. I suggest that you contact the Empresa Municipal de Belmonte. They have an email and Facebook address. Nesi'ah Tovah.
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