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Sinagoga de Belmonte

Rua da Fonte da Rosa, Belmonte 6250-041, Portugal
+351 275 912 465
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Not ancient, but interesting visit.

It is a recent synagogue (1996) but the visit allows to have all explanation about the jewish life... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MT2601
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Alenquer, Portugal
Stumbled

We were in Belmonte and found the synagogue. A woman was mopping the outdoor steps and refused to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mitchell F
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New York City, New York
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Rua da Fonte da Rosa, Belmonte 6250-041, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank MT2601
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Mitchell F
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

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

Thank Marcelo O
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

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

Thank Temper43
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank GFLX
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

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

2  Thank manonthemove1812
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

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

1  Thank Elisha G
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

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

Thank golouis99
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

we were taken to the synagogue by one of the residents of Belmonte who was in fact previouly a crypto-jew, the fact that they have returned to their orginal faith and are now "practicing" jews is truly remarkable, this place was on the highligts of...More

1  Thank benjyb123456
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benjyb123456
31 August 2017|
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Response from giftedelaine | Reviewed this property |
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.
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