The Jewish people had a great influence and made an important contribution in the Portuguese culture, present in this territory from times well before the formation of the kingdom of Portugal, in 1139. The Jews were in the most brilliant moments of the history of Portugal and were the main victims of the religious intolerance being pursued by this terrible organization called the Inquisition. The Diaspora of the Sephardic Jews originated communities scattered throughout the world, which still maintain many aspects of this Jewish-Portuguese culture.
What we propose is a visit to Évora based on the history of the Jews in Évora and in Portugal. In this private visit we will talk about Jewish culture, visit the old Jewish quarter of Évora with its old houses with marks of mezouzah, we will show the probable places of the ancient medieval synagogues of Évora, we will know the route that the old victims of intolerance made between the prisons and the place where they were killed in the flames by the Inquisition. Discuss with our guide the Jewish references in the Cathedral and understand the way of thinking of the most radical Catholicism in the period of the Counter-Reformation by visiting the Chapel of Bones.