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Portugal

Tragedy & Triumph. Jewish Portugal.

Current Temp. 62°F
Language Portuguese
Local Time 04:38PM
Duration 3-8 nights
Flight Time 7 hrs from NYC
When To Go Sep-Nov | Mar-May
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The story.
At a glance.

Portugal may be one of the most undiscovered places to visit in Europe, but this beautiful and diverse country has so much to offer: exquisite coastline, Douro Valley wine region, medieval castles, Lisbon’s cobbled streets, and golden beaches. The food and wine are pretty affordable, too.

Portugal-terrace

The story.
At a glance.

Portugal may be one of the most undiscovered places to visit in Europe, but this beautiful and diverse country has so much to offer: exquisite coastline, Douro Valley wine region, medieval castles, Lisbon’s cobbled streets, and golden beaches. The food and wine are pretty affordable, too.

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The story.
At a glance.

Portugal may be one of the most undiscovered places to visit in Europe, but this beautiful and diverse country has so much to offer: exquisite coastline, Douro Valley wine region, medieval castles, Lisbon’s cobbled streets, and golden beaches. The food and wine are pretty affordable, too.

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The story.
At a glance.

Portugal may be one of the most undiscovered places to visit in Europe, but this beautiful and diverse country has so much to offer: exquisite coastline, Douro Valley wine region, medieval castles, Lisbon’s cobbled streets, and golden beaches. The food and wine are pretty affordable, too.

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The story.
At a glance.

Portugal may be one of the most undiscovered places to visit in Europe, but this beautiful and diverse country has so much to offer: exquisite coastline, Douro Valley wine region, medieval castles, Lisbon’s cobbled streets, and golden beaches. The food and wine are pretty affordable, too.

Lisbon

The story.
At a glance.

Portugal may be one of the most undiscovered places to visit in Europe, but this beautiful and diverse country has so much to offer: exquisite coastline, Douro Valley wine region, medieval castles, Lisbon’s cobbled streets, and golden beaches. The food and wine are pretty affordable, too.

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The story.
At a glance.

Portugal may be one of the most undiscovered places to visit in Europe, but this beautiful and diverse country has so much to offer: exquisite coastline, Douro Valley wine region, medieval castles, Lisbon’s cobbled streets, and golden beaches. The food and wine are pretty affordable, too.

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The story.
At a glance.

Portugal may be one of the most undiscovered places to visit in Europe, but this beautiful and diverse country has so much to offer: exquisite coastline, Douro Valley wine region, medieval castles, Lisbon’s cobbled streets, and golden beaches. The food and wine are pretty affordable, too.

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The story.
At a glance.

Portugal may be one of the most undiscovered places to visit in Europe, but this beautiful and diverse country has so much to offer: exquisite coastline, Douro Valley wine region, medieval castles, Lisbon’s cobbled streets, and golden beaches. The food and wine are pretty affordable, too.

Portugal market

The story.
At a glance.

Portugal may be one of the most undiscovered places to visit in Europe, but this beautiful and diverse country has so much to offer: exquisite coastline, Douro Valley wine region, medieval castles, Lisbon’s cobbled streets, and golden beaches. The food and wine are pretty affordable, too.

Portugal Porto

Inside out.
Jewish Portugal.

The history of Portuguese Jewry is one of both triumph and tragedy. During Portugal’s Golden Age in the 13th and the 14th centuries, more than 200,000 Jews lived in the country and represented 20 percent of the population. With the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, it wasn’t long before the Portuguese crown and the Inquisition were applying the same drastic fate to their Jewish citizens. While today there may be fewer than 1,000 Jews in the entire country, Portugal has made significant efforts to maintain and restore Jewish synagogues and historic sites.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Welcome in the Sabbath at a local Lisbon synagogue, followed by Shabbat dinner with guests from the local Jewish community.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Welcome in the Sabbath at a local Lisbon synagogue, followed by Shabbat dinner with guests from the local Jewish community.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Take a tour of Porto, recognized as one of Europe’s best destinations and also known as Oporto, the capital of port wine.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Take a tour of Porto, recognized as one of Europe’s best destinations and also known as Oporto, the capital of port wine.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Visit the Kadoorie Mekor Haim Synagogue in Porto. Inaugurated in 1938, it is the largest synagogue in the Iberian Peninsula.

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Inspiring experiences.

Visit the Kadoorie Mekor Haim Synagogue in Porto. Inaugurated in 1938, it is the largest synagogue in the Iberian Peninsula.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Peruse the port cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, where famous port wines are stored and aged. Tasting opportunities too, of course.

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Inspiring experiences.

Peruse the port cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, where famous port wines are stored and aged. Tasting opportunities too, of course.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Explore the Isaac Cardoso Interpretation Center of Jewish Culture, commemorating the Jewish community that existed in this small town.

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Inspiring experiences.

Explore the Isaac Cardoso Interpretation Center of Jewish Culture, commemorating the Jewish community that existed in this small town.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Check out the Jewish Museum in Belmonte, which highlights the fascinating history of the Belmonte Jewish community from the time of the Middle Ages.

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Inspiring experiences.

Check out the Jewish Museum in Belmonte, which highlights the fascinating history of the Belmonte Jewish community from the time of the Middle Ages.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Stop at a local synagogue in Belmonte and meet with a representative of the local Jewish community for a conversation on the Anussim of Portugal.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Stop at a local synagogue in Belmonte and meet with a representative of the local Jewish community for a conversation on the Anussim of Portugal.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Discover the Convent of the Order of Christ in Tomar, originally a Templar stronghold built in the 12th century and one of Portugal's most important historical and artistic monuments. The Convent is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Discover the Convent of the Order of Christ in Tomar, originally a Templar stronghold built in the 12th century and one of Portugal's most important historical and artistic monuments. The Convent is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Experience the city of Sintra, the resort town of Portugal kings, perched high in the mountains.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Experience the city of Sintra, the resort town of Portugal kings, perched high in the mountains.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Spend a day in Portugal's colorful capital city of Lisbon.

Best moments.
Inspiring experiences.

Spend a day in Portugal's colorful capital city of Lisbon.

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