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In Conjunction With A Visit to the Synagogue of Tomar

Fascinating and disturbing portrait of the Jewish people of Portugal prior to the Inquisition. The... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2016
Boynton Beach, Florida
Worth a quick visit

I'm glad we took the time to see Tomar's synagogue, which dates back to the 15th century. Entry is... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2013
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Oct 22, 2017
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Rua Doutor Joaquim Jacinto 73, Tomar 2300-577, Portugal
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Exciting to know that my relatives from ancient times prayed here. The woman at the entrance was full of knowledge. It is dissapointing the holy artifacts are not of the place but knowing history it is understandable. Recommended.

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Very small. Difficult walk up hill. hot. small group will fill it up quickly. Not much to see. You must exit where you entered. Poor planning and I would avoid this

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Reviewed July 28, 2016

Fascinating and disturbing portrait of the Jewish people of Portugal prior to the Inquisition. The museum is located within the Synagogue of Tomar. Although limited, the artefacts on display speak volumes. Be sure to see the partially excavated mikvah (ritual purification bath) adjacent to the...More

1  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed October 19, 2015

When you enter, you can think that it is almost with nothing. But (if you know portuguese) if you talk with the lady there, she will tell you the story of her husband and her, and how they fight to have that space know open...More

3  Thank Liliana C
Reviewed June 16, 2013

A must see in Tomar. Try to visit the synagogue immediately before or after the Convent of the Order of Christ to get a full perspective on the plight of the Jewish people in Portugal during the 15th century. Simply a one-room place of worship,...More

4  Thank peppermintpatty07
Reviewed April 25, 2013

I'm glad we took the time to see Tomar's synagogue, which dates back to the 15th century. Entry is free. We were lucky to be given a quick guided tour by Jamie who is clearly very enthusiastic (and multi-lingual). The tour included part of the...More

4  Thank CAD2007
Reviewed December 9, 2012

The highlight of this site was the tour that the docent Jamie gave us. The synagogue is one room with some interesting donated artifacts and some ruins that are being slowly preserved in an adjacent room. Jamie informed us of the jewish history in Tomar...More

2  Thank Sketerbud
Reviewed October 19, 2012

In town of Tomar, it's well worth visiting for the historical perspective of the Jewish experience in 15th century Portugal

1  Thank Joan M
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Jewish fans of this medieval synagogue in Tomar have paid for improvements and it's a better experience than it was on my first visit several years back. This was the synagogue for Tomar's Jews in the Middle Ages but then along came the Inquisition. The...More

2  Thank Tony M
Reviewed August 4, 2012

apparently the only "fully" preserved medieval period synagogue in portugal. helpful staffer. drawbacks: main items depicted in brochure - ritual bath ("mikveh") and original entrance - not accesible for viewing (the former is hazardous, the latter has been blocked off). also, too many items on...More

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December 13, 2017|
Response from JTL07825 | Reviewed this property |
It will take you longer to get here than you will spend inside. You may want to rethink this.