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© J Vicente
© J Vicente
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Shaaré Tikvá Synagogue

  • Original Authors:
  • Miguel Ventura Terra
  • (1904)

  • Interventions:
  • Carlos C.Ramos
  • (1949)
  • DRM Lisboa ,
  • Ricardo Bak Gordon
  • (2005 (reabilitação))

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The Shaaré Tikvá Synagogue (Gates of Hope) sits inside the block formed by Rua Alexandre Herculano and Rua do Salitre. The original project began in 1897, with two subsequent renovations by Carlos Ramos, in 1949, and DRM Lisboa and Ricardo Bak Gordon, in 2005. Only a gray gate appears towards the street. This discreet position is justified by the historical oppression suffered by the Jewish community since the 16th century, which only ended with the proclamation of the republic. Until then, only Catholic temples were allowed to have a visible presence in the streets. The typical rectangular plan combines elements from different origins and eras diversely. One of the particularities of this synagogue is the upper gallery, added during the first renovation, for the exclusive use of the women in the community.


Rua Alexandre Herculano, 59
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