ROOTS OF SEFARAD

Jewish Heritage in Spain and Portugal

Jews in Spain and Portugal:From Coexistence to Clandestinity


HighlightsJewish quarter, Hervas

  • SEE places where Jews once played an important part in Spanish life, even serving as advisors to Catholic kings and Muslim caliphs.
  • FOLLOW them into exile in Portugal after the expulsion in 1492, and then into hiding when the Inquisition took hold there.
  • VISIT towns—some of them virtually unchanged in 500 years—where Jews continued to practice their religion secretly, handing down their traditions from generation to generation. 
  • MEETretornados, Jews who have returned to the religion of their ancestors in modern-day Portugal.

     

 


 

Summary

  • Day 1 - Barajas - Madrid
  • Day 2 -  Madrid
  • Day 3 -  Madrid – Segovia – Ávila  -  Madrid
  • Day 4 - Madrid - Toledo - Consuegra - Almagro
  • Day 5Almagro - Granada
  • Day 6 – Granada - Córdoba
  • Day 7 -  Cordoba - Medina Azahara - Sevilla
  • Day 8 -  Sevilla
  • Day 9 -  Sevilla –Merida - Caceres - Hervas
  • Day 10 - Hervas - Bejar - Candelario - Guarda
  • Day 11 - GuardaTrancoso - Belmonte - Castelo de Vide
  • Day 12 - Castelo de Vide -Marvão -  Tomar - Lisbon
  • Day 13 - Lisbon
  • Day 14 - Lisbon – Sintra - Cabo da Roca - Estoril--Lisbon
  • Day 15 - Lisbon
  • Day 16 - Departure