Jewish neighborhood, Castelo de Vide


Address:
7320 Castelo de Vide, Portugal

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Description

Castelo de Vide is known mainly for its Jewish neighborhood and its synagogue. The once religious building can be visited daily, but you will not be able to find much inside: every trace of Jewish presence was erased after their forced departure in 1496. Once outside, it is a must to wander around the neighborhood. Every now and then, you will find plenty of doors with Gothic arches (all of them unique!), made of pure granite. In some streets, you would think you are back in medieval times. Nevertheless, the biggest attraction is undoubtedly the castle. More particularly, its homage tower. Picture © Credits; Sara Rodríguez Romo

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