• Duration: 5 hours
  • Moderate
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In this private walking tour, learn the story of the Jewish community in Portugal (specially Lisbon). Learn how communities appeared, disappeared, and reappeared, belonging everywhere and yet nowhere. Immerse yourself in Jewish history and culture during this 5-hour small-group tour of Lisbon’s Jewish community. 

Portugal was one of the first world powers to recognize the Jewish people and has served as an important home for the community ever since. Wander through Shaare Tikva, Lisbon’s synagogue, and learn about the history of various religions in the city. You’ll also stop by historic areas, important memorials, and landmarks’ of today’s Jewish community. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to step back in time with a historical tour.


Shaare Tikva, Lisbon´s Synagogue

The start of the tour will be at the Shaare Tikva, Lisbon Synagogue, the 1st synagogue to be built in Portugal since the late 15th century. Learn the story of the Jewish community in Portugal (specially Lisbon) on this tour, visiting significant sites to the community in the Portuguese capital. Since the Jewish exodus from Egypt, and the journey through lands, countries, and continents as the ultimate nomads, they reached what is nowadays Portugal. 

Lisbon Walking

From the synagogue we walk through the Principe Real Park down to the Chiado neighborhood.


Reaching Chiado, you will learn about a very famous Jewish writer and see one curiosity in the oldest bookstore of the world, since 1732, founded by Pedro Faure.

Rossio Square

Walk to the center of the Holy Inquisition, the Rossio Square. Column of Pedro IV In the centre of Rossio Square sits the Column of Pedro IV of Portugal, known as “the Soldier King”. At the base of the pillar are four female figures that represent the King’s various qualities: Justice, Wisdom, Strength and Moderation. The D. Maria II National Theatre was founded in 1842, replacing the "Estaus Palace", that was headquarters of the Portuguese Inquisition since mid-fifteenth century.

Sao Domingo Church

Passing by the sight of the April 19th, 1506 Lisbon Massacre, you will learn what happened and why. From this day, and during the next 3, more than 3000 "New Christians" where murdered in the streets only being stopped by the Kings Royal Army. The epicenter, being the Sao Domingo Church.

Commerce Square

In the Baixa neighborhood you will walk to the biggest square in Portugal, Terreiro do Paco, modernly known as Praca do Comercio. Here you will be explained a few very important situations that changed the history of Portugal.


Find the hidden and forgotten signs of the Jewish communities that lived in the Alfama neighborhood and discover where the old cemetery was.

What's included

  • Private tour with Professional guide. Participants will be you and your guide; 
  • Visit the Sinagoga Shaare Tikva and entrance fees; 
  • Guide will accompany you inside the monuments/locations to explain its history; 
  • Guaranteed to skip ticket lines.

What's excluded

  • Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the program

What do I need to bring

  • Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera

Important information

  • There is a dress code (no uncovered shoulders, shorts, mini-skirt etc.)
  • We will need Passport details (name, number, expiry and country) at time of booking for all participants for security reasons
  • National monuments might close without notice, on public holidays and other special occasions!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Not recommended for people with heart conditions

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 6% if cancelled 999 days or less before departure



Guided Language

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Español


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