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Porta S. Francisco, Almeida. Photo by Dinah Raphael – Wikipedia

A crossroads of exoduses, the town of Almeida, which brings together several former small medieval municipalities, has welcomed many refugees throughout its history. This was also the case during the Second World War.

During the Spanish Inquisition, an estimated 35,000 Jews passed through the border villages grouped together in Almeida. At the time, there was a Jewish quarter in Castelo Mendo. Nearby is a building that bears witness to this period, known as the former Misericordia Hospital. The interior of this building housed a hekhal.

Sources : Rede de Judiarias