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a fantastic restoration

I visited this synagogue again after 19 years. It had been in a terrible, dilapidated condition... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeffrey E
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Goodyear, Arizona
Impressive synagogue

I try to visit every synagogue in remote places whenever I arrive at.Most of them has a history... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Rami A
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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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R. do Brum, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9240-113, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this synagogue again after 19 years. It had been in a terrible, dilapidated condition. After years of fundraising in the United States and persuading the Portuguese government to help, the synagogue was restored and made a national museum. It is truly a beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffrey E
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I try to visit every synagogue in remote places whenever I arrive at.Most of them has a history directly connected to the history of the country/city in which they are located. It does not matter if this synagogue is big or small, modest or grandiose,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rami A
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Very nice museum with some good explanations of the history of Jews in the Azores. Interesting artifacts and the synagogue itself is beautifully restored. Entrance is free but you can leave a donation in the traditional charity box in the synagogue ( tzedakah) should you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

A Jewish treasure in the heart of the Azores. This is a definite stop when vacationing in the Azores or during a cruise excursion. Recently renovated and finally becoming a tourist attraction, this is the last remaining vestige of Judaism in the Azores. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Small but very nice museum of Jewish life in Azores and Ponta Delgada. Beautifully restored and preserved Synagogue.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GalinaNewYork
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This synagogue with its museum shows the stately past of the vanished Jewish community of Ponta Delgada. Though the synagogue is not very big it is impressing, and the two rooms museum is full of very interesting details and pictures.worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rami A
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Important monument to the Jewish community in the Azores, this is a small synagogue worth a quick visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The synagogue itself is fairly traditional European, nothing special, but a wonderful place for a destination wedding, or a quiet meditation, (or a personal mincha!). However, the history of Azorean Jewry, written up (in English) on the walls of the lower room, is fascinating, especially...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is a restored synagogue which is now a museum of Jewish life in Ponta Delgada. There are a number of exhibits which are quite interesting from a historical perspective. Why the "A"? Because the local population should be applauded for trying to preserve a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

A museum of Jewish presence in Ponta Delgada. Very interesting. A place, also, of prayer and of our Christian roots. We feel at peace.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Charley44
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I believe the synagogue is open five days a week. It is very informal. There is no fee to enter. Two friendly young men who manage the place seem to be around always. You can probably find a phone number to contact the... More
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