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Synagogue Kadoorie - Mekor Haim

Rua Guerra Junqueiro 340, Porto 4150-386, Portugal
+351 911 768 596
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Rua Guerra Junqueiro 340, Porto 4150-386, Portugal
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"jewish history"
in 6 reviews
"iberian peninsula"
in 4 reviews
"small museum"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 4 reviews
"kosher hotel"
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"excellent guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"several languages"
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"casa da musica"
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"inquisition"
in 5 reviews
"torah"
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"orthodox"
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"visitors"
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"historian"
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"founded"
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"lisbon"
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"portuguese"
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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

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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

1  Thank MGG47
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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

Thank Ron S
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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.

Thank golouis99
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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

Thank lmcByTheSea
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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

2  Thank Maja H
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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

2  Thank Michael E
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Had to wait for Hugo to arrive but worth the wait. He was warm and welcoming and very proud of his heritage both Jewish and Portoan! Like all of our guides in Porto he had a healthy "admiration" for those form the south (Lisbon) Great...More

4  Thank Frank P
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

As a jewish traveler searching for some Jewish history in Portugal and having trouble finding anything, I was grateful to stumble on this. I did not get an answer when I called to find the hours, and later found they get over 100 calls a...More

1  Thank Carol B
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Reported to be the largest sinagogue in the Peninsula . Very warm community, and our guide was very knowledgeable and welcoming.although an orthodox sinagogue very welcoming to all. Amazing to see after the history of the Portuguese Inquisition. Recommend for all

1  Thank steve b
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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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