There is a story we want to tell you. A story revealed by the great masters forever preserved in endless secrets. It could be the Jewish presence in a piece of architecture or gastronomy or in that heritage of memories that bounces from generation to generation.
The City of Thousand Stories
Can you imagine all the stories that Lisbon has to tell you? What you have to do is sharpen your eyes. Come with us and discover legends and secrets lost in the cobblestones, kept in the magical stone vaults of the houses, in the bubbling of forgotten recipes, and, always, in the traditions. Be enchanted by the Jewish itinerary that remains steadfast around every corner, in the treading of every step. The city holds a memory that shines in the sun and welcomes everyone in its unforgettable light.
The Lisbon Jewish Tour
The Jewish route follows the beating of your heart and asks you to stop at this Largo de São Domingos, where a memorial stands in honor of the thousands of Jewish victims of the 1506 massacre.
The body and soul are already asking for rest. After all, there is already so much to keep. We taste a typical dish and leave a hint for those who have not yet tasted this delicacy. It arrived in Lisbon in the 15th century, from Asia, and you can choose “with them or without them”… guess what? Pulled together, let yourself go, sharpen your eyes, remember?
There are more stories to unveil, honor, and share in the eternal pacts between beauty and art, where Lisbon’s Jewish history lies. Now it is time to present it: We are already close to Largo do Carmo. You will feel the mysticism of this cosmopolitan corner that harbors a medieval era, where the oldest Jewish quarter in Lisbon, the one in Bairro da Pedreira, may have existed. Can you board this time machine?
Save the wisdom of essential elements of the Jewish community in the great epic of the Portuguese Discoveries. Their scientific and navigational studies helped trace the routes of the great seas and the designs of the new lands. And that is why they are already in Belém, with the Tagus in their arms. The Jerónimos Monastery, the Belem Tower, and the Monument to the Discoveries are also heirs to the Jewish presence in Lisbon.
Can you still imagine all the stories this city has to tell you?