Guided tour

Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Porto

4.8 / 5

46 reviews

Activity provider: EFun Tours

Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Porto

Activity provider: EFun Tours
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Immerse yourself in Portugal's Jewish heritage on this three-hour informative Porto walking tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 5 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Wander through the small alleys and learn about Jewish heritage in Porto
  • See hidden synagogues and find out about the history of the area
  • Learn about Jewish heritage dating back to the 12th century
Full description
Your Jewish heritage tour begins by meeting your guide at a central location. Get ready and follow your guide into the hear of Porto's Jewish community. On the journey, learn about how Porto's Jewish history dates back to the 12th century, when its community coexisted harmoniously with local Christians.  Explore the old Jewish quarters, secret synagogues, and all the places where the Jewish influence was strong. Find out where the wealthiest Jews settled and the good trade relations between Jews and Christians. Hear captivating stories about key figures like Captain Arthur Carlos de Barros Basto (Abraham Israel Ben-Rosh), founder of the Porto's Jewish community and the major contributor to the construction of the Kadoorie Mekor Haim synagogue. Continue along Sant'ana Street, Comércio do Porto Street, and S. Bento da Vitória Church. Take in the beauty of Vitória view point, the Esnoga stairs, Virtudes garden, and Jewish Mountain before concluding your tour.
Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Local guide
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    The pillory outsdie Porto Cathedral, Terreiro da Sé, 4050-573 Porto

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 46 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4.1/5
    • Organization
      4.3/5

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    We had a wonderful time exploring Porto and learning about the Jewish history of the area from our guide Nuno. We learned about Porto as an ancient city and a modern city, and how the Jewish story fit in to both. Nuno shared a bit of his personal story and was completely open to answering any questions the group asked, historical or otherwise. Our one criticism is that the Jewish content of the tour was little more than what we could read on the internet. We had hoped to learn about the Jewish story of Porto during the Inquisition in heavier detail.

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    July 8, 2022

    Nuno was a wonderful guide on this tour. He gave our group a lot of context and history about how the Jews of Porto lived and were treated before, during and after the Inquisition. He cared about the subject matter and gave us his all. We highly recommend.

    July 7, 2022

    Great day for a walking tour with “the Rock” and a small group. The Rock was knowledgeable, sincere, and very aware of his country’s past concerning its treatment of the Jewish peoples. A great guide as well as a good person. Well worth it and recommend it to all.

    May 1, 2022

    Product ID: 124088