Guided tour

Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Porto

4.8 / 5

28 reviews

Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Porto

From US$ 28.25 per person

Immerse yourself in Portugal's Jewish heritage on this three-hour informative Porto walking tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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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 28 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.1/5
    • Organization
      4.3/5

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    Our guide, Steve, was very knowledgeable and persoable. He not only spoke about the history of Jews in Porto but told us a tremendous amount about the history of the city as well. 3 all enjoyed the tour and would recommend it.

    October 31, 2021

    February 21, 2020

    Anna was knowledgable and a delightful companion

    February 11, 2020

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