We try to do our best to help you prepare for your trip to Lisbon.
You will find an answer to the vast majority of your questions here:
Where to eat for Shabbat?
We will be very happy to introduce you to the delights of a Portuguese Shabbat meal.
Fresh produce, everything is homemade. We will be happy to receive you in a warm family atmosphere, with our international guests, to taste a true gourmet Shabbat cuisine, worthy of the best international addresses.
Contact us as soon as possible, because the number of places is limited.
Are there kosher restaurants in Lisbon?
NO kosher restaurant.
But we can receive you in a wonderful setting near the synagogue.
We recommend that you reserve your place as soon as possible, because the quality of
our meals and the warm and cosmopolitan atmospherek are nown internationally.
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What is the address of the synagogue?
Sinagoga Shaare Tikva
Rua Alexandre Herculano, nº 59
Location on Lisbon map:
Proximity Metro RATO
What religious services are
celebrated at the synagogue?
Generally, no religious service during the week.
Only for Shabbat:
Friday at 7pm (Winter) at 7:30 pm (Summer)
Saturday at 9:00 am (all year round).
For all Jewish Holidays, schedules are only communicated two weeks in
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
How to attend Shabbat services in the synagogue of Lisbon ?
You must prepare your trip,
and contact the security service of the synagogue in advance to warn of your presence at the synagogue for Shabbat.
Thank you for sending as soon as possible an amiable message for:
Full name of each person,
. at least one contact telephone number,
. name of your hotel in Lisbon
+ copy of your identity document (A photo taken with your phone is very
Please send all this information to the security service no later than the previous Thursday. The earlier the better :
Do not forget that more than 100,000 Jews visited Portugal last year.
So, help us to have good security for all in Lisbon.
Thanks for your understanding.
Is Lisbon a cheap city?
Lisbon was a cheap city here ... over 20 years old.
Now it's a fashionable destination, and we receive dozens of thousands of Jewish tourists every year in Lisbon.
But eating kosher in Lisbon is very expensive:
Very few products on site, at prohibitive prices.
For people eating strictly kosher, we must bring commodities,
such as Glatt kosher meat from France.
An example of price in Lisbon, in the supermarket with a kosher corner, the packaging of four (small) chicken legs costs about 20 Euros.
It is therefore a real challenge for us to offer gourmet meals, homemade with fresh products, and strictly kosher.
And do not forget, the minimum wage in Portugal today is 600 Euros per month, the average salary of about 1000 Euros per month, and this is of course even harder for families eating kosher strictly.
Taxis and UBERs stay at very low prices, but for everything else, you will be surprised at the high cost of everything.
Public transport is particularly expensive.
From 2 people, taxis or Uber will always be the best option (and the cheapest option).
Do Kosher groceries exist in Lisbon?
NO kosher groceries. But you still have some possibilities:
1). Corner “KOSHER” in the EL CORTE INGLES supermarket in Lisbon.
Address: Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 31, 1069-413 Lisboa
Opening hours: 10:00am 10:00pm Every day.
Warning: Few choices and high prices.
The ray is mostly filled for Pesach and Rosh Hashana.
Kosher wine, biscuits, matzot, some cold meats, sometimes frozen chicken legs (raw). Count around 20 Euros for 4 chicken legs.
Kosher wine, Matzot, etc…
Also in all departments, many products with the kosher label “U”
2) Liberty Store (Loja Liberty)
American store with a lot of products with the kosher label “U”
Address: Largo São Sebastião da Pedreira 9D, 1050-010 Lisboa
Opening hours: 10:00am to 8:00pm from Monday to Saturday.
In the store, kosher products are identified with the Israeli flag label on each gondola.
3) Many French products from the “Paris Consistory List” (Liste des produits cashers du Consistoire de Paris)
in JUMBO - PAO DE AÇUCAR supermarkets (Auchan Group).
An address in Lisbon:
SHOPPING CENTER AMOREIRAS open daily from 9:00am to 10:00pm.
You can also search for INTERMARCHE
CARREFOUR, but these supermarkets are usually located near the center of Lisbon, in the suburbs.
4) An alternative, a large organic shop in the city center,
with organic products much cheaper than in conventional supermarkets:
MIOSOTIS. Supermercado biológico
Address: R. Latino Coelho 89A, 1050
Hours: 9am to 9pm from Monday to Saturday.
5) Some VEGAN restaurants in Lisbon,
but impossible to give addresses, openings and closings succeed one another. Do a search on the Internet.
Attention to vegetarian restaurants (“restaurante vegetariano”),
because many, despite their name serve fish and seafood.
You will often find on the internet the indication of vegetarian restaurants, but this is mostly a classic restaurant that also offers a vegetarian menu.
Is it possible to visit the synagogue?
For security reasons, the synagogue is closed to the public,
and the visit is possible only within authorized guided visits.
But if you book our guided tour (at least 72 hours in advance),
we will have the pleasure of making you discover the beauty of our Portuguese synagogue.
The visit of the synagogue is possible only from Monday to Thursday, and in limited hours.
Our guided tour "Lisbon Judaica" begins with the private visit of the synagogue. (from Monday to Thursday at 9.30am).
No visit on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, national holidays and Jewish religious holidays.
If you want to book a visit,
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Can I visit the synagogue on my own?
For security reasons, the synagogue can only be visited in the context of guided and planned visits authorized at least 72 hours in advance.
We are here to help you discover the Jewish Lisbon and the Lisbon Synagogue.
Our visits are realized, on request, in English, French, or Portuguese.
Please note this is private visits, a small group is formed for each language, for better comfort of this privileged visit.
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Can I discover the Jewish Lisbon alone, without a guided tour?
It's simply impossible. Very few Jewish signs are still present in the city.
But after more than 30 years of research, we can truly offer you a unique journey in the Jewish memory of Lisbon, through the centuries until today, and we guarantee you that you will keep an unforgettable memory of our guided tour.
Thank you for reading our guestbook.
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There are other guided tours of Lisbon.
Why choose yours “Lisbon Jewish Tour”?
Our visit is truly exceptional.
All the other visits are done by non-Jews, so he will always miss the unique vision we can have about our own history, the history of the Jewish people of the Diaspora.
This is the only guided tour that allows a visit to the synagogue and reveals all the details of local Jewish life through the centuries.
As a member of the Jewish community of Lisbon for 30 years, historians in the soul, our incessant research on the history of the Portuguese Jews allows us to communicate to you today really extraordinary and fascinating information on the Jewish Lisbon.
Reread our guest book, all are unanimous to say that this visit was the best time of all their stay in Portugal.
Even people already familiar with Lisbon are rediscovering the city under another totally ignored and hidden face.
Come share with us this unforgettable moment.
We will be happy to share with you this wonderful visit.
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