Exploring the Jewish Diaspora from Lisbon.
This tour is a fantastic journey to Portugal’s and Spain’s most essential and oldest Jewish Sites, filled with centuries of stories and secrets.
The Jewish diaspora from Spain to Portugal is a fascinating story of centuries of migration, persecution, and resilience. This tour explores the history of the Jewish population in these two countries, from their roots in the Iberian peninsula to their expulsion in the 15th century, and the various paths they took to survive and thrive.
Uncover the history and culture of the Sephardi Jews, from their expulsion from Spain in 1492 to their impact on the culture, literature, and economy of their new homes in the Alentejo region.
By exploring the traces of Jewish life still visible in the region, you’ll discover that Jews have been in the Alentejo region since the Roman period. It is also an opportunity to see the cruciform marks on the frame doors used on the Crypto-Jews’ home frame doors.