Faro Jewish Cemetery
Ralf Pinto
The Historic Faro Jewish Cemetery is the only remaining vestige of the first post inquisition Jewish presence in Portugal. The Cemetery is open to visitors on weekdays 9h30 to 12h30. It is in beautiful condition, there is a small but interesting museum, a tile monument to Samuel Gacon, a réplica of Joef de Tomar's 1315 gravestone mounted on a support sculpted by Fernanda Assis, 18 tall cypresses in honour of Dr Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a simple commemorative plaque to our Founder Isaac Bitton, DVD presentations a representation of Barmitzvah boy before a Torah, and we are just installing a 25 sm m wooden house to house the furniture from the original Rua Castilho synagogue. There will be a chuppa depicted with dressed manequins and the wedding music when people enter.

For more information please contact:

Faro Cemetery Restoration Fund Inc. Rua Júdice Biker 11 - 5º 8500-701 Portimão Portugaltel +351 282416710fax +351 282416515Cemetery +351 289829525