Jewish tour Montevideo, Uruguay from hotel or Santos port
Jewish Heritage Tour (approx. 3,5 hours)
Enjoy an insight into Jewish immigration and life in Uruguay from the last century.
From the hotel you will travel by private car to the Old City, where Jewish immigrants began to settle at the end of the 19th century. Pass by Golda Meir Square and the Hebraic Maccabi Sports Centre as well as the Sephardic and Ashkenazi synagogues.
You will visit the main Community Centre to see the synagogue and different working areas of the community. In the Goes area, view the colourful housing projects built in the early 1920s by real estate developer Emilio Reus, as well as the old synagogue. Catch a glimpse of present-day life in the Pocitos residential area.
Passing the Jewish schools, you will stop at the Holocaust Memorial, the only one of its kind in South America. Back in the city stop at the Gurvich Museum, to study the works of Uruguay’s most famous painter Gurvich.
Born in Lithuania, Gurvich immigrated to Uruguay in 1933. All his paintings register elements of Jewish religious iconography. In 1973, Gurvich was invited by the Jewish Museum of New York to hold a retrospective exhibit. Return to the hotel upon completion of your tour.
Second day can be spent going to Punta del Este (Nature).
This is a sample itinerary and customized for each client, can be done from Santos port or Montevideo hotel.