Museum in Castelo de Vide

Synagogue & Museum

Reopened in 2009 after being converted into a museum, the site comprises the original synagogue – two rooms (one for women and one for men), a wooden tabernacle and Holy Ark for Torah scrolls. The remaining rooms...

Castle in Castelo de Vide


Originally Castelo de Vide’s inhabitants lived within the castle’s sturdy outer walls; even now there remains a small inner village with a church, the 17th-century Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Alegria. You can take...

Historic Site in Castelo de Vide


By the castle is a small judiaria – the former Jewish district. A sizeable community of Jews settled here in the 12th century, then larger waves came in the early 15th century after the expulsion of the Jews from...

Museum in Castelo de Vide

Casa da Inquisição

Under construction at research, this museum will delve into the dark era of the Inquisition. It's set inside a restored 17th-century mansion.

Fountain in Castelo de Vide

Fonte da Vila

In a pretty square just below and east of the judiaria (Jewish quarter) is the worn-smooth 16th-century marble Fonte da Vila, with a washing area. This, along with several other fountains in the village, spouts...