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  • Private Lisboa Jewish Heritage Tour

    Private 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.

Start your visit walking along the streets of  downtown Lisboa where your guide will lead you through its Jewish past. You will make your way to the Sao Domingos Church, the site of the Lisboa Massacre of 1506 in which hundreds of people accused of being Jews were tortured, killed, and burnt at the stake by Catholics. Here, you will learn about the persecution of Jews and the tense relationship between differing religions that lasted centuries. Finally, end your visit at the Lisboa Synagogue, an architectural wonder that mixes Neo-Byzantine and Neo-Romanesque styles, making for a beautiful end to a tour through an often-dark history.