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TOURS OF Lisbon

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Jewish Tour of Lisbon

Our private Jewish sightseeing tour takes you to three of the four old Jewish quarters in Lisbon. We start out in the Alfama Jewish quarter, where you will discover the most ancient and traditional neighborhood in all of Lisbon. Wander with us through the narrow streets and local small squares – truly an experience not to be missed. Next, we visit the quarter known as Old Jewry, where you will see the majestic Manueline door of the Old Conception Church and learn about the rich history of the ancient Palace Square. From there, we head to the heart of Lisbon, where we will see many shops, cafes, and artists. We walk on one of the most beautiful streets in Lisbon – Augusta Street – and see Rossio Square, with its famous Theater D. Maria II, previously known as the Palace of Estaus – the Inquistion Headquarters. Here you will visit the Jewish Memorial, known as Largo de Sao Domingos. This memorial to the victims of the 1506 Jewish Massacre was erected on April 19, 2006, the 500th anniversary of their slaughter. Then, we will enjoy Lisbon’s official drink, a ginjinha, a cherry liquer. Our afternoon begins with a tour of the Lisbon Synagogue, Shaare Tikva (opened in 1904), the first synagogue to be built since the destruction of Portuguese Jewry in 1497, and the only synagogue left in Lisbon. We are now in the third and final Jewish quarter on our tour, the Judiaria da Pedreira, located in the Largo do Carmo Square in the Barrio Alto. The narrow streets and lively squares of the Barrio Alto make it one of Lisbon’s most famous neighborhoods. Next, it’s off to the Belem quarter to visit the Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, and the Monument to the Discoveries. Our day ends with an internationally known delicacy – the “pastel de Belem,” Lisbon’s delicious custard pastry, and our thanks for visiting Jewish Lisbon.

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#JEWISHLISBON

Strange to think, now I'm back in rainy Manchester, that I was in the baking sun yesterday.

After so many dashed plans, I didn't actually believe our trip to Portugal would materialise...but it did!

It was my first time outside the UK in two years and it came as something of a shock to find myself blinking in the bright Lisbon sunshine. Warmer even than the weather were the Portuguese themselves - some of the kindest, most tolerant and most welcoming people you'll find anywhere.

On a fascinating walking tour of Lisbon, I stood in the square where a frenzied massacre of thousands of Jewish men, women and children took place over 4 days in 1506. And that was before the official and truly barbaric Portuguese inquisition got started in 1536. (Remarkably, it was only abolished in 1821.)

I tried to wrap my head around the fact that this laid-back country was the very same nation which would have burnt me and my kids at the stake. As it happens, my own family were over the border in Spain at the time of the Spanish inquisition in 1492. They took the option of being expelled from their beloved homeland rather than forced conversion to Catholicism or being burnt at the stake.

Interestingly, a relative of my ancestors sailed on one of the ships alongside Columbus and is buried on the island of Curaçao in the Caribbean.

Fun fact: the copper astrolabe (an instrument to determine latitude while at sea) was devised by...a rabbi! Rabbi Abraham Zacuto was an esteemed historian as well as a brilliant astronomer, astrologer and mathematician. The epic voyages of Vasco Da Gama and Columbus would simply not have been possible without Zacuto's astrolabe, astronomical tables and maritime charts. With the help of his almanac, the explorers were able to leave the customary routes and venture out into the unknown seas. The astrolabe is so central to Portugal's extraordinary feats of navigation and exploration that it features on its national flag (it's the round thing).🇵🇹

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