Guided tour

Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Porto

4.7 / 5

61 reviews

Activity provider: EFun Tours

Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Porto

Activity provider: EFun Tours

From US$ 27.47 per person

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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Limited to 10 participants


  • 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.
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    Meeting point

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

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    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
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    4.7 /5

    based on 61 reviews

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    Our guide was great and provided a very interesting walk through the former Jewish quarters of Porto. He was quite knowledgeable and accommodating. Unfortunately, the other couple on our tour spoke little English (we had signed up for an English-language tour), and he was forced to explain everything twice, while each couple had to wait for their turn.

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    November 11, 2022

    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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    Product ID: 124088