This Algarve town has a medieval 14th century Jewish cemetery and a second cemetery used from 1838-1932, now preserved by declaration of "national interest".Of the 106 graves, 71 have tombstones listed in Jose Maria Abecassis' book Genealogia Hebraica, Lisbon 1991.
Jewish cemetery and Isaac Bitton Museum [May 2015]
For more information, visit the Faro Jewish Heritage Center website.
Faro Jewish Cemetery & Isaac Bitton Museum
Phone: +351 282 416 710
Monday to Friday - 09:30 to 12.30 and 14:00 to 17:00
"This well maintained Sephardic cemetery is located in the center of the city,
on land donated by a wealthy Jewish man. The large hospital in the city
is right across the street; this same man also donated the property for the building of
"The cemetery manager who greets visitors is not Jewish,
but wears a kippah and is a university professor
who teaches the Holocaust." Source: Alvin Tobman
Photo courtesy Alvin Tobman [February 2016]
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