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Synagogue Kadoorie - Mekor Haim

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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

For those interested in visiting synagogues, this was well worth doing. The information about the Porto Jewish community was fascinating. The guide spoke about the community with obvious love for the community. The synagogue was beautiful inside with local tiles and original period seating. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ros57
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Just visited the amazingly beautiful synagogue in Porto. Very warm informative tour. Nice to know that Jewish communal life is returning to Portugal

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 926beverleyc
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This synagogue is beautifully appointed but not particularly friendly. We had hoped to talk with congregants after the service but nobody stuck around, despite the fact that there were many visitors. Disappointing! Nevertheless, it's worth seeing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank leahsteinberg
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This beautiful Synagogue is a century old building, built around 1900 with funding from several families in the middle east. We had a wonderful local Jewish member of the community, a historian, explain the history of the Jews of Porto and Portugal, and how this...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank manonthemove1812
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We tried before our trip to make contact and find a way to visit the museum in the synagogue but were not successful. Evidently they did get our correspondence though, because our name was familiar to the guard when we showed up for services Friday...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank MGG47
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I always read negative review to better assess the subject. And I strongly disagree with the only negative review of this attraction. All people we interacted at the synagogue during our visit were nice and friendly. We even received an invitation to join the Rosh...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ron S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We visited twice. The building nearly one hundred years old represents a mediterranean style, attractive. The people are friendly. You can learn about the history of the modern Jewish community in Porto.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank golouis99
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent guided tour by Hugo. (There is another guide too.) Well worth the visit. Best to try and pre-arrange. Good to learn more details about the history of the Jewish community and its current Sephardi revitalisation. The building is attractive - of architectural and decorative...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lmcByTheSea
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I'm not religious myself, but I still like to visit different churches. Usually, you can enter into a church for free, and if you want to see a museum next to it, you have to pay. Here, you have to pay even if you just...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Maja H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had 8 people off a Duoro River cruise take a privately-arranged Jewish Heritage tour in Porto on July 17th. It was an excellent tour, the highlight being the Synagogue Kaoorie-Mekor Haim. Hugo, the synagogue guide,is also a member. He gave a fantastic overview of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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mgrin28
17 July 2015|
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Response from WashingtonFan | Reviewed this property |
You can: A) Take the subway to the Casa da Musica stop and walk a few blocks west B) Take a taxi (about 5 Euros) or C) Walk (it's a good 30 minutes -- perhaps better on the way back to the city center because the way back is... More
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