The Synagogue of Tomar is the one of the best preserved synagogues in Portugal
May 07, 2015
The Synagogue of Tomar is the one of the best preserved synagogues in Portugal. It is located in the historic center of Tomar, home of the Knights Templar. It also houses a Jewish Museum.
Interior of the Tomar Synagogue features pillars and vaulting.
The synagogue was built in the 15th century by the then thriving Jewish.
Inside, the synagogue is a square-shaped space with three aisles divided by four pillars supporting Gothic vaulting. The capitals have geometric and vegetal motifs. Excavations in a building next to the synagogue uncovered the remnants of a mikveh (ritual bath for women).
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