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"Jewish Treasures of Montevideo Jews": A fascinating journey in time to the origins of Jewish immigration to Uruguay and the Jewish community life. We will visit three emblematic neighborhoods to learn Montevideo from a Jewish perspective ...

Our hallmark is that all our guides are ACTIVE MEMBERS of the Local Community, and that our tours are organized hand by hand with local institutions.

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Places to visit:
* Highlights of Montevideo: Rambla, Port, Port Market, Ciudadela, Avenida 18 de Julio, Legislative Palace, Agricultural Market and Parque Rodo.
Jewish sites:
* Holocaust Memorial
* Golda Meir Square
* Community center
* Holocaust Museum
* Modern synagogue
* Jewish Quarter
* Ancient Synagogue
** We work together with "Bereshit Project"

Duration: 3.5 hours
Monday through Friday: entering institutions.
Saturday and Sunday: Tour without entering.

** It takes, at least, 5 working days to book the service prior to the date of the tour.

** The itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted to the needs and interests of passengers.
** The sites visited can be modified according to availability and authorization of institutions.

For questions or prices, please send an email to: [email protected]

Other option:
FULL DAY TOUR: Jewish places + Highlights tourist attractions. (7 hours)
Places to visit:
Main Jewish heritage sites: Sepharadic Old Town, Ashkenazi Villa Muñoz, First Synagogue, Modern Synagogue, Holocaust Memorial, JCC, meeting with community members.
Montevideo Highlights: Montevideo Cityhall & Panoramic View, Promenade, Old Town,
Independence Square, Port Market, Legislative Palace, Old Market, Carrasco neighborhood. Time. Time for shopping (optional).

All Tours includes:
* Bilingual guide,
* Entrance fees to sites visited and
* Transportation.
Pick up and drop off passengers to the hotel or the cruise port.
* Not included meals and Tzedaka in Jewish places.

Important: The photos of the promotional flyer are for reference and the places to visit during the tour are subject to availability and personalized organization of the itinerary, according to the interests of each passenger.

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More information about the places we visit in the tour

Yavne Institute and Synagogue

Yavne Institute and Synagogue

Rab Michael Rubinshtein. It is made up for an educational organization, a synagogue and a kosher bakery. Daily minyan every day of the year. Restaurant, catering service and bakery.

Holocaust Memorial in the Montevideo River Boulevard

Holocaust Memorial in the Montevideo River Boulevard

Author: Gastón Boero, Fernando Fabiano and Sylvia Perossio. Landscapist: Carlos Pellegrino. Competition: 1992. Inauguration: 1994. Rock, granite and the horizon are the main components of this art piece, seen from the river-side b...

Golda Meir Square

Golda Meir Square

Built in 1991 through a national projects competition by the Montevideo City Government. It is a public square and monument in memory of Golda Meir, facing the Central Market on Reconquista street.

Holocaust Memorial Center and Friends of Yad Vashem - Shoa Museum Uruguay

Holocaust Memorial Center and Friends of Yad Vashem - Shoa Museum Uruguay

The Shoa Museum - Uruguay was founded in 1953 as the first one of its kind in South America. The organization started out with the name 'Victims of Nazism', and was later renamed 'Survivors of Nazism'. After the Second Generation join...

Barrio Reus, the Jewish Neighborhood

Barrio Reus, the Jewish Neighborhood

Reus is a neighborhood in the city of Montevideo, capital of Uruguay. In a very typical location. Barrio Reus in Montevideo is the former residence to many of the local Jews, and today is the work place of many Jewish shop-keepers. It s...

Jewish Community of Uruguay – Kehila

Jewish Community of Uruguay – Kehila

Its mission is to satisfy the needs of the members of the Jewish Community of Uruguay, whether they belong or not to the organization. Its origin dates back to 1916, when 58 immigrant Jews from Eastern Europe founded the Ashkenazi Chevra Ka...

History of Jewish immigration

It has taken 1907 as the beginning of Jewish immigration to Uruguay.
This first Jewish population, just as it was coming through the years, consisted of Jews Ashkenazim, and Jews Sephardim (the first from Central and Eastern Europe, while the latter from Turkey , Syria , Greece - - Ottoman) Empire.

On 21 September 1909, the first Jewish institution was founded in Uruguay "HEZRA " aimed at mutual aid and charity.
In 1911 the " DORSHEI ZION " organization task doomed to cultural forms.
In 1916, it was founded the " JEVRA KADISHA " (Ashkenazi) and " JESED SHEL EMET " ( Sephardic ).
These two institutions were created in order to provide burial according to the Mosaic tradition.
In November 1927 it was inaugurated the Ashkenazi cemetery, and in May 1922 the Sephardic Cemetery.
In 1920 a new wave of immigration appears creating new Jewish institutions and with the same largest Jewish cultural life .

A little about the country

The Oriental Republic of Uruguay is a sovereign state organized as a presidential republic.

It is administratively divided into 19 departments, being the capital Montevideo.
It has an area of 176,215 km ² and a population estimated at June 30, 2010, of 3,356,584 inhabitants.

The August 28, 1828 Preliminary Peace Convention in which the creation of an independent state was established was signed.

The climate in Uruguay is temperate and humid (average 17 ° C), with warm summers and more or less homogeneous precipitation throughout the year.

The currency is the Uruguayan Peso (UYU)