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Jewish Tour in Punta del Este


Discover, Punta del Este, its beautiful beaches, its unique atmosphere, its local but world-famous art.
Meet the local Jewish community, the largest outside Montevideo in Uruguay.
Visit the most iconic sites of Punta del Este, including the vibrant La Barra town and the amazing Casapueblo in Punta Ballena (one of the most beautiful landscapes of Uruguay).
The Jewish Community of Maldonado (department to which Punta del Este belongs) was founded in 2003 by the local Jewish population, made up of about 80 families.

It´s important to mention that we offer the OFFICIAL JEWISH TOUR.
Our hallmark is that all our guides are Jewish members specialized in Jewish Tours, and that our tours are organized hand by hand with local institutions.

By this tour, travelers can learn about Jewish life in Punta del Este.
Places to visit:
Jewish places:
* First Synagogue
* The C.I.P.E.M.U. (Community Center in Punta del Este)
* The houses where the first families who arrived to Maldonado settled.

* Highlights of Punta del Este: Yacht Port, Old Square, Battle of the River Plate Memorial, Mermaids Statue, The Hand sculpture, Mansa Beach, Brava Beach, Curly Bridge, La Barra town.
* CasaPueblo - optional inside visit (extra U$20 p/p)

Duration: 4 hours

Sundays through Friday: entering institutions.
Saturday: Entry into Jewish institutions is not guaranteed.

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

To know the tour price, please email: [email protected]

SPECIAL PROMO: 5% off from the total, when booking Jewish tours in more than one city.

It includes:
* Guides, member of the Jewish Community, specialized in Jewish heritage
* Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English and Hebrew
* 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.

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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

Achdut Israel Synagogue

Achdut Israel Synagogue

Adress: Stop 13 y 1/2 (Montevideo st and Londres) Kabalat Shabat: approximately 8.10 pm. Shacharit: 10 am, followed by Kidush with Cholent and Lechaim!

Beit Yaacov Synagogue

Beit Yaacov Synagogue

Daily Shacharit service: 8.30 am. Mincha: 8.30 pm. Kabalat Shabat: approximately 8.15 pm. Shacharit: 9.30 am.

Rafael Temple

Rafael Temple

Is the oldest Synagogue in Punta del Este. Adress: Capitan Miranda street (street 7), between street 6 and street 8 (peninsula) Daily Shacharit service: 9 am. Kabalat Shabat: approximately 8.15 pm. Shacharit: 9.30 am.

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), both institutions were created in order to provide burial according to the jewish 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 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 17C), with warm summers and more or less homogeneous precipitation throughout the year.

The currency is the Uruguayan Peso (UYU)