Jewish Heritage Europe

Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions



Web site/Blog of a Portuguese based registered non-profit society dedicated to rescuing the memory of Portuguese Jewish Marranos.

Museum of Portuguese Jewish History

An online Museum that displays special exhibitions, and aims to become “the largest consolidated resource for Jewish Portuguese artifacts and information in the world.” The MPJH has developed extensive institutional experience in preservation, conservation and collections management, supporting the fulfillment of its mission to present and preserve the material culture of Portuguese Jews

Rede de Judiarias Portugal

Based on the Spanish model and founded in 2011, a national network linking former Jewish quarters and heritage sites in three dozen locations around Portugal.



Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue

16 rua de Brum
Ponta Delgada

Museum and archive in the former synagogue, built in 1830.


Belmonte Jewish Museum and Adriano Vasco Rodrigues Jewish Studies Center (Museu Judaico de Belmonte/Centro de Estudos Judaicos Adriano Vasco Rodrigues)

Rua da Portela 4
Tel: +35 (0) 275 088 698

Opened in 2005, and reopened in 2017 after a €300,000 renovation, with a new permanent exhibition that focuses on local Jewish history.

Watch an amateur video of a guide tour of the new exhibit.


Centro de Interpretação da Cultura Sefardita do Nordeste Transmontano; 

Rua Abílio Beça,  26 and 103
5300 – 011 Bragança
Tel: +351 273 240 022


Centre for Sephardic Studies and Culture at the University of Lisbon

Cátedra de Estudos Sefarditas
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Alameda da Universidade
1600-214 Lisboa
Telef. +351 21 792 00 00 (ext. 317)


Jewish Museum

Rua de Guerra Junqueiro 340

A Jewish museum opened in 2015 in the imposing Kadoorie synagogue.


Medieval Synagogue (Museum)

Rua Dr. Joaquim Jacinto, 78
2300-577 Tomar
Tel.: (+351) 249 329 823

Located in the medieval synagogue built in 1438, the museum holds Judaica, fine art, several medieval Jewish gravestones, important architectural fragments from other buildings, including an inscribed stone from 1307 believed to have come from the Lisbon Great Synagogue (destroyed in the earthquake of 1755) and a 13th-century inscribed stone from the medieval synagogue in Belmonte. NOTE: The synagogue and museum closed for repair work in  2017. A temporary exhibit opened in December 2017 at the Complexo Cultural da Levada (João Carlos Everard street).


Centro da Memória Judaica de Vila Cova à Coelheira

Tel: +351 232 609 900

Small Jewish museum and memorial center in a small village outside Vila Nova de Paiva, opened in 2017.