“Here are the remnants of a synagogue; there, those of a cemetery”. The city has remains of what was once a typical Jewish Quarter in the Middle Ages: steps, narrow streets and balconied houses.
You will learn about the Jewish community not only in Porto but as well about the Jewish heritage in Portugal from Sepharad, the Middle Age Jews and the terrible times of the Inquisition, the Modern Age New Christians and the Jewish Renaissance 20th century.
Take part in a guided visit to the largest synagogue standing on the Iberian Peninsula “Mekor Haim”/The Fountain of Life, founded by Captain Arthur Barros Bastos in 1938 where the “Work of Rescue” began. Then we will walk through the narrow streets of Porto from the Sé Cathedral, where the first synagogue was built, to Montes dos Olivais where the biggest Jewish Quarter was situated, finding vestiges from the Jewish community. In addition, you will encounter the UNESCO city centre as you explore this area.
Once you cross the Douro River, witnessing the breathtaking setting of the city itself, you will finish in a famous port wine cellar for a tour and tasting to appreciate not only the port wine but its culture and influence on this region.
PRICE PER GROUP
1-2 people: 290€
3-6 people: 350€
7-8 people: 415€
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