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Discover Portugal’s Center

Discover Portugal

Discover Portugal’s Center, from “Portas do Rodão” to the heart of Serra da Gardunha: The Blossom Cherries.
This route offers us an experience of scenic value, not only of whims and strength of nature, but also of man’s persistence in preserving traditions of ancient times. After quartzite mountains and the hardness of granite, we are dazzled by the beauty and fragility of cherry blossom.

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Lisbon in Black and White

The traveler who sees Lisbon in black and white for the first time is surprised by the city’s urban structure’s diversity and colorfulness. The white of the “Moorish” quarters, the ochre yellow of the Pombaline city, the countless facades of the tiled buildings, the light of the Tagus, and a brand image of Portugal, the Portuguese cobblestone.

“(…) We spend years going through things, looking at things we do not see, of which we are not even aware that they exist, until one day when we learn to see and it becomes light… that is, color!”

Professor Architect José Aguiar

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Jewish Lisbon

Lisbon Jewish heritage is part of Lisbon’s identity.

The Jewish Lisbon history: In the Middle Ages, Jews played an essential role in the kingdom’s administration, urban evolution, and the city’s commercial business. Lisbon had four Jewish Quarters, and many families lived outside the areas assigned to the Jews, a sign of the population dimension that the community reached in the 15th century.

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Rural Jewish Communities in Portugal - Real Embrace Portugal - Tours & Jewish Heritage

Rural Jewish Communities in Portugal

The rural Jewish communities in Portugal were significant for Portuguese Jewish history. Some of these Jewish communities reaches back over the XIV Century. After the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492, some of them came to these lands in the Beira Interior. As a result, rural Jewish communities in Portugal became necessary to position themselves as Jewish and preserve their Jewish identity.

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