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Faro Jewish Heritage Center

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Faro Jewish Heritage Center

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Basic Information

Location Rue Leao Penedo, Faro
Country Portugal
City Faro

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.farojewishheritagecentre.org/museum.html
Geographical Coordinates 37.0239,-7.92816


Summary

The museum houses many items that illustrates the history of 'The Faro Jewish Heritage Center. Furniture preserved from one of the two defunct 19th and 20th century Faro synagogues are displayed as the centerpiece in the new museum. Suitably dressed models depict a Wedding and a Bar Mitzvah taking place. Audiotape services will be activated automatically as visitors enter. The reception area has a sales counter with Judaica, books, videos and souvenirs. Documents and books are in a library/video room. The exhibition room houses artifacts collected over the past 11 years and presently in storage, as well as, the exhibits in the Tahara museum since 1992.


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