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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.

"A Tribute to the Jewish Cemetery of Faro, Portugal"

Jewish cemetery and Isaac Bitton Museum [May 2015]

For more information, visit the Faro Jewish Heritage Center website.

Faro Jewish Cemetery & Isaac Bitton Museum
Rua Leão Penedo
Central Algarve

Phone: +351 282 416 710
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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 hospital.

"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]


Last Updated on Saturday, 20 February 2016 22:42