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Recently reniewed

The Museum was recently reniewed (I don't know the exact date but I was there in 2016 and it is... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Marie-Thérèse F
Alenquer, Portugal
Small and informative

The Jewish Museum in Belmonte recounts the story of the Jews in Portugal but its strongest feature... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Mike G
Netanya, Israel
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Rua da Portela, 4, Belmonte 6250-088, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tiny gem of a museum that covers the history of the Jews of Belmonte. There are some interactive opportunities within the museum. One can probably do the whole museum in an hour or less. It is a small slice of Judaic history,...More

Thank Dayle K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We scheduled a tour with the municipality of Belmonte. The lady was extremely knowledgeable.There we learnt about the very interesting history of the Crypto Jews. We were then taken to the synagogue where one of the Crypto Jews explained their history and our tour guide...More

Thank Lynnette Z
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This small museum tells a wonderful story about a very special Jewish community. I found it to be quite overwhelming. Yes, it is a modest museum and a relatively short visit, but the story is a truly great one. Belmonte is also a beautiful village...More

Thank RenaA
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This village in the middle of nowhere has such an amazing story that will warm your heart and make you think !!!

Thank Ruthyanovsky
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The museum tells an incredible story about a collection of local families that kept Jewish traditions, such as lighting candles for the Sabbath, in secrecy, for hundreds of years. Very impressive display. A rather small museum, suitable for adults and children.

Thank gadaha
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We were fortunate to have Jose Levy Domingos as a guide for the day to take us to some of the important places in the Jewish history of Portugal. Especially important among them is the town of Belmonte and the museum of which Jose is...More

Thank SatAtt
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The Museum was recently reniewed (I don't know the exact date but I was there in 2016 and it is completely different and much more beautiful now). I was with a group and we got a very long explanation sitting in the auditorium. Too long...More

Thank Marie-Thérèse F
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The Jewish Museum in Belmonte recounts the story of the Jews in Portugal but its strongest feature is a video of interviews with members of the community. They describe what the community was and is, and speak about its uncertain future (since most of the...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This is small but excellent museum and well worth a visit to find out what life for those not allowed to be Jewish in Belmonte

Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 6 June 2018

If you happen to be driving through this area and need a pitstop and want to remind yourself about European history and religious rights and freedom, this is a good place to learn about Jewish people in Portugal. This was a stop as part of...More

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Response from יואל ק | Reviewed this property |
Our group leader's name is Esther and her cellphone number is 972547801247. I assume she can provide you with the necessary information. If not, make contact with the Mt. Sinai Belmonte Hotel whose proprietor will certainly... More
Sharon S
26 July 2016|
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Response from Herbert A | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure of the exact times. I know that they close for lunch, like many places in Portugal. I suggest that you contact the Empresa Municipal de Belmonte. They have an email and Facebook address. Nesi'ah Tovah.