Christian and Jewish Heritage
There have been Jews in Portugal since the Middle Ages, but the community suffered a major blow in 1497, when Jews were ordered to either to convert to Christianity or leave the country.
The establishment of the Portuguese Inquisition in 1536 meant a permanent danger of persecution, and an effective destruction of Portuguese Jewish culture, and a surge in Christian influence. Today, we can learn about Portugal’s religious history by exploring the different communities’ contributions to arts, philosophy, commerce and sciences.
Lisbon: Lisboa Jewish Heritage Tour
Revisit the past with your local guide, who will transport you to a time when Jewish life flourished in Portugal’s capital.
Excursion to Tomar
Venture out of Lisbon to visit magical Tomar, one of Portugal’s most historic cities.
Excursion to Fatima and Tomar
Enjoy a day trip to Tomar and Fatima, sites of great importance in Portuguese history.