Continuously on view

Permanente exhibition Portuguese Synagogue

The Portuguese Synagogue, completed in 1675, is still used as a synagogue to this day. Its original interior is completely intact: it has no electricity or heating, and is illuminated by almost a thousand candles. The Portuguese Jewish congregation that has occupied the premises since the beginning still holds its services here. Outside these hours, the complex is open to visitors. 

The synagogue complex was completely renovated in 2011 and made more accessible to a wider public. A treasury was set up in the existing cellars and some of the annexes surrounding the main building have been furnished and opened up to the public. Here visitors can learn the significance of diverse objects and customs and become better acquainted with this historical, cultural, and religious heritage.

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