JEWISH TOUR SÃO PAULO (5HRS)

From BRL 725

São Paulo has the second largest Jewish community in Latin America, behind Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. Of the 110,000 Jews living in Brazil, approximately 60,000 people live in the city of São Paulo.

Jewish immigrants came from different countries in Europe and the Middle East and contributed to an intense cultural and political transformation of the city, founding newspapers, libraries, schools, synagogues, charitable associations, profoundly marking São Paulo society with the culture of Judaism

 

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DESCRIPTION

Our Tourist Guide will pick you up at your hotel or predetermined meeting point and take you to get to know the city, focusing on the history of São Paulo and Jewish Immigration, as well as all the legacy that the community has produced in our County.

The first stop will be at the Jewish Immigration Memorial, located in the Bom Retiro neighborhood, the first neighborhood where Jewish immigrants settled in São Paulo. The memorial is located in the building of the state's first synagogue, Kehilat Israel, and brings a little of the Jewish memory through rare objects, documents, photos and multimedia resources.

After this visit, we will take a panoramic tour of the neighborhood, marked by its Jewish influence, over the past 120 years.

Then, we will visit the Higienópolis neighborhood, former stronghold of the coffee barons and that from the 1920s onwards becomes one of the main points of the Jewish community in São Paulo. This fact drastically changed the neighborhood and synagogues, Hebrew schools and kosher restaurants and bakeries were built on site. Currently the neighborhood has 11 synagogues and 25% of São Paulo's Jews inhabit this region of the city.

Finally, we will visit the building of Unibes (Brazilian Israeli Union of Social Welfare), designed by architect Roberto Loeb, opened in 2003 with its unusual format, which makes reference to the Torah scroll.

Founded in 1915, the institution was created from the merger of several groups and organizations working in the areas of social assistance with the Jewish community, with the purpose of helping the thousands of immigrants who arrived in Brazil as a result of the first and second World War.

After knowing all these attractions you will have a broader understanding of the history of São Paulo and Jewish Immigration, as well as the entire legacy built by these people, over more than 120 years.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Included
Professional private tour guide (fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese speaker)
Private vehicular transportation
Pick-up and drop-off from the starting point in (only applies for the expanded area of the city, any other points will have an additional cost)

Not included
Food and beverages
Miscellaneous expenses

Additional information
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Pricing applies to all travelers
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Duration: 5 hours (Approx.)

Departure point
Place of stay or combined starting point located within the expanded area of the city. Pick-ups and drop-offs out of the expanded area of the city will have an additional charge.

Departure time
Morning: 10am
Time is subject to fluctuate depending on traffic.

Important Information
The itinerary described above is only a suggestion of what can normally be seen during the length of the tour. Foreign conditions such as traffic, pace of the group, time of the day at which the tour is held, amongst others, could make the tour itinerary vary and some places run the risk of not being seen. If this were to happen, you can choose to hire more hours on the spot to complete the suggested itinerary.
 

Highlights

- GET TO KNOW THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN SÃO PAULO

- VISIT THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL AND THE FIRST SYNAGOGUE OF THE CITY

- DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF JEWISH IMMIGRATION TO SÃO PAULO

Route

  1. Bom Retiro
  2. Higienópolis
  3. Downtown São Paulo
  4. Unibes Cultural