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Take a Jewish heritage tour of Portugal and explore the history of Portugal’s Jewish communities in wine-rich Porto, majestic Sintra, and famous Lisbon.
There has been a Jewish presence in Portugal for over 2,000 years. In the 13th and 15th centuries, Jews exiled from Spain came to Portugal. They were eventually going to be expelled themselves, but many stayed and converted to Catholicism while secretly maintaining their original traditions.
Attend a Port wine tasting, experience Shabbat Services at Beit Eliahu in Belmonte, and discover the architecture and landmarks of Lisbon. Take a cooking class at Time Out Market with a local chef or go to a Fado show, a tradition of performance in Portuguese. Take a bike tour around Sintra and discover the story of the Portuguese explorers.
A Jewish heritage tour to Portugal is unforgettable.
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