Museu Judaico de Belmonte
Museu Judaico de Belmonte
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9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Fairtrav
Singapore, Singapore229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
The museum was worth every bit the €4/person entry fee! Well-kept and well-organised, it showcased the rich heritage of the Jewish community in Belmonte and the surroundings. We went in without a clue and came out much enlightened! The fact that the Jewish community still exists in Belmonte and can practise their faith openly is testimony to the harmonious co-existence between the different faiths here. An hour here is easily spent.

Very interesting and enlightening. Highly recommended.
Written October 17, 2021
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stephrab
New York City, NY890 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
We planned a trip in Portugal around coming to Belmonte, the Museum, the synagogue. The most powerful part of the museum was the video stories for generations. Talking about the family history. The history of secrecy. The history of values passed from generation to generation over 500 years.
Written August 25, 2021
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jeri
New York16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
I arranged a tour prior to my visit to Belmonte and highly recommend it. You will certainly gain appreciation for this remarkable community.
Written January 19, 2019
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Yoel K
Jerusalem, Israel84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
A tour of the museum will give you a vivid picture of what life was like for the Jews of Belmonte living as Jews in secret and "New Christians" in public - constantly in fear of being denounced to the Office of the Inquisition. On display are all kinds of artifacts of the life during the 300+ years of the Inquisition including pocket mezuzot, vessels for baking matzot, etc. Prominently displayed are lists of the names of Belmonte Jews burned at the stake, including the dates of their martyrdom.
Written February 5, 2017
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Susie B
Alameda, CA658 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Learned a lot from Elizabeth at the Jewish Museum in Belmonte. They have some amazing artifacts from the old community of Crypto-Jews. There is an inscription on a piece of stone dating from the synagogue in the 1200's. Also a pocket mezzuzah used by Crypto-Jews who could not post one outside their door.
Written November 2, 2016
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Bruce S
Philadelphia, PA360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
The city of Belmonte, with its congregation of formerly hidden Jews (conversos, anusim, previously termed marranos) who have returned to Orthodox Judaism, is a fitting location for this museum. Although small, a snapshot of the originally flourishing Jewish community and its fate due to religious bigotry is presented in a caring manner. This should be on the itinerary of anyone interested in the history of not only Jewish Iberia, but anyone wishing to learn a more balance historical perspective than found in almost all of our textbooks. Although we were aware of the history of the pogroms preceding the Inquisition, the Inquisition itself and the ultimate expulsion of those relatively few Jews able to leave, this museum also provide a more personal link in its listing of many individuals who were murdered during the Inquisition. One of these families is that of a close friend whose family was from this area.
Written June 7, 2016
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MVLVA
Linda-a-Velha, Portugal400 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Very interesting museum. Tells the story of the jews in Portugal, especially on that region. Very interesting documents shown,
Written October 12, 2021
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Prodipto B
Kolkata (Calcutta), India652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The story of the Jewish community of Belmonte, the Crypto-Jews is unbelievable. Forced to convert to Christianity, this small community kept their traditional practices alive over four centuries!
Written February 7, 2020
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Joshua G
Asheville, NC50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We were booked for an overnight stay in Belmonte with plans to explore the nearby mountains. It was a surprise to discover a community of Jews who had taken refuge and gone into hiding for 500 years. The story of their coming out just thirty years ago, well told in this small museum is astounding. English signage is good.
Written October 6, 2019
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James K
Sao Paulo, SP27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We are Jewish and this was a definate stop for us. Independently of creed, this is history and the jewish plight going west is a very interesting story and how they managed to withhold their beliefs during such a violent period is quite amazing. Worth the visit.
Written July 22, 2019
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