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Synagogue of Tomar

Rua Dr. Joaquim Jacinto, 73 | Place being renovated, so no visits are possible., Tomar 2300-577, Portugal
+351 249 329 823
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THE SYNAGOGUE IS TEMPORARLY CLOSED FOR WORKS Visit the temporary exhibition of the synagogue's estate from December 20, 2017 in the Cultural Complex of Levada (João Carlos Everard street). We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Dr. Joaquim Jacinto, 73 | Place being renovated, so no visits are possible., Tomar 2300-577, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

I only stopped into the synagogue briefly because I didn't want to disturb a tour that was being conducted at the time, so it's hard for me to provide a comprehensive review and better score. In reading about this site, I believe that this place...More

Thank Eitleoir
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

So as it is being renovated, we will have to return....but nearby just next to the river there is a museum or where the electrical turbines were....that has some display of the Jewish Museum, that will be the Cultural Museum of Tomar....by the dam.

Thank Temper43
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We had hoped to see this, but it's all under wraps. There are some items on display at the Cultural Centre, but that was closed the day we were there so we didn't get to see anything of the Jewish presence in Tomar. At least...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Although not a operating synagogue any longer, this building we were told is the oldest remaining structure of what was a synagogue in the ibereian penninsula, dating back to the 1500s. We can only imagine the history of who passed through its doors throughout the...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

After a few moments browsing, the very kind elderly volunteer told us a lot about the synagogue (this is only helpful if you understand Portuguese or have a translator to hand). I didn't get her name, but she is more than willing to answer questions...More

Thank Pascal A
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

There really isn't much left to see at this little synagogue in the town of Tomar; however, I'm personally grateful that the community has seen fit to keep it open as a reminder that there was a Jewish community for many years in this Portuguese...More

Thank BKandCB
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This tiny and ancient synagogue is a remnant of the pre-Inquisition Jewish community. Somehow I was able to communicate with the elderly woman who was selling tickets for the visit, and she told me she was one of the two Jewish families still in Tomar....More

1  Thank MGG47
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The place dose not act as a synagogue any longer as there are almost no Jewws left there. It is now som kind of a museum sponsored by Abraham Zachuto and a lot of donates from Jewish people from arround the world. It is important...More

Thank Elisha G
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

When Jewish worship was suppressed for nearly 500 years until the fall of the dictatorship in the 1970s, the Jews continued to worship secretly, and this was one of their secret synagogues. A courageous women chose to restore it and open it to the public...More

Thank occdocbill
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is only one of two synagogues we could find while visiting Portugal. It's ancient, small and extremely simple and non ornate. Just adjacent is what used to be the mikveh, the ritual bath. The woman volunteer at the synagogue was elderly, very friendly and...More

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Sandyarnie
27 January 2018|
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Response from Elisha G | Reviewed this property |
No need for advance reservation. There is a volonteer present during visiting hours who can be of some assistance if you overcome the language barrier...
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Sandyarnie
20 December 2017|
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Response from manonthemove1812 | Reviewed this property |
The synagogue is easily accesible by walking. I would not know their schedule. Best to contact them directly for this type of information. Good luck, and enjoy!
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chasmania
19 October 2015|
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Website said the following, but I want to confirm, please. Rua Dr. Joaquim Jacinto, Tomar, Santar 2300, Portuga Coordinates: 39.60327° N, 8.414272° W Phone: (+351) 249 322 427 Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to... More
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