Jewish Route in Portugal this itinerary is perfect for those who want to really know and understand the importance of the Jewish heritage in Portugal and in the Portuguese, from the roots of the country to the present day, especially in the Medieval period.
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Days start at approximately 9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||The days end at approximately 6:00 PM|
When Portugal was born in 1143, this minority was already widespread in some important localities, such as Santarem, which had the oldest synagogue with a growth of the Jewish population, favored by the need to populate the land conquered by the Moors, the synagogue being the seat of the Government of the commune.
In the fourteenth century each commune had one or more Jewish settlements, the rabbi had delegated his so-called ombudsmen to the principal Jewish centers of the country: OPorto (Entre Douro and Minho Region); Tower of Moncorvo (Trás-os-Montes); Viseu (Beira); Covilhã (Beira / Serra da Estrela); Santarem (Extremadura); Evora (Alentejo) and Faro (Algarve), the ombudsmen exercised real jurisdiction over all national Jewish communities.
The synagogue was as important a place from the religious point of view (as it was the church for Christians) and civilian; Was a place of assembly and assembly of the members of the commune.
Mr. Aristides de Sousa Mendes a Portuguese consul who used his high position early in WWII to save Jewish people, he had granted visas to Jews despite having orders from Portuguese government (at the time a dictatorship) not to do it, difficult to tell but it’s estimated that he helped saving up to 10 000 Jews, discover everything at our Jewish Route in Portugal.
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