Duration: 4 HoursExperience the color, history and gusto of the Jewish Community of Buenos Aires through this unique tour. First arriving while fleeing the Spanish Inquisition, an organized Jewish community developed only after Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1810. Today, the Jewish community of Argentina is the largest one in Latin America, and the highest concentration of Jews are in Buenos Aires. Stroll down the Calle Tucuman in the historic Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires since Word War I, where you will see Jewish shops and kosher restaurants, along with a variety of unique Art deco buildings of historic importance. Visit the Yesod Hadat Sephardic Congregation, founded in 1932 by Jews from Alepo, Syria, which reflects the eastern charm of its founders’ origins. We will also see the Templo Libertad, which also houses the Jewish History Museum. Overlooking the historic Plaza Libertad, the Templo’s Byzantine façade is one of the star features of the Plaza. Visitors to the Jewish History Museum will find artifacts of the Jewish presence in Buenos Aires, both Askenazi and Sephardic, as well as a special exhibit on the Jewish rural community of Argentina. Highlights also include a visit to the touching AMIA building and Monument to the Victims of the AMIA (Lavalle square). Originally destroyed in a terrorist attack in 1994, AMIA is one of Argentina’s most important Jewish institutions. We will visit the new building and a touching monument for the 85 people who lost their lives in the attack.
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