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This is a contemporary temple. Not a whiff of historic interest.
However runs the place ( there are barely enough practicing Jews to keep the Lisbon Synagogue in business and they must hire a foreign rabbi, so Belmonte sureky has no true Jewish community) has...More
It is a recent synagogue (1996) but the visit allows to have all explanation about the jewish life in Belmonte and you can ask all your questions to the friendly Jewish man who makes the visit. (I have to apologize as I don't remember what...More
We were in Belmonte and found the synagogue. A woman was mopping the outdoor steps and refused to acknowledge us. We asked to just see the inside of the house of worship. After 20 minutes of back and forth we were allowed in to take...More
A member of the community gave us a firsthand presentation of the synagogue and the community life in this fascinating Jewish enclave.
The Jewish center is a living and vibrant hub not only for the local residents, but also for tourists who travel from all...More
Belmonte has strict link with Brazil because it is the Cabral's hometown. However it is very curios about the history of the new christians that were the jewish people that must to follow the christian religion, otherwise they could be killed. The city has a...More
this is an active synagogue with services on Shabat and maybe, daily, if you need to visit it, then maybe in the tourist center or the Jewish Museum they will help you contact someone to open it for you.
We were with a group and...More
If visiting Belmonte, then the synagogue is something you should not miss. Located in the old Jewish quarter of Belmonte, it’s the sacred place for the Jewish Sephardi community and families that still live in the area. Make sure to contact in advance requesting an...More
Our visit to Belmonte included a stop at the Synagogue where we met several members of the community who seemed genuinely happy to greet visitors to their community.
The synagogue is active and has various weekly activities for the Annucim and other Jews of Portugal...More
In a time when Jews were made to change to Christianity by the Inquisition, the Jewish comunity was reduced from hundreds of families to less than a hundred all together.
Service is both Orthodox and unique and the synagogue is an impresive place which reminde...More
An attractive modern building - at least from the outside. It was closed with no indication of whom to contact to visit inside. Located in attractive part of old town of Belmonte. For the real story of Belmonte's Crypto-Judaic community visit the Jewish Museum. But...More
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Our Globus tour guide had arranged a tour, but the guide never showed up. Guide says if the woman feels like coming out she does and if not, well....check with the synagogue itself and maybe they can help you.