Nestled in the heart of the Jewish Cultural Quarter is Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos, the world’s oldest functional Jewish library. This remarkable library, which was founded in 1616 and has occupied premises in the marvelous complex of the Portuguese Synagogue since 1675, is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Ets Haim can only be visited by appointment.
See the unique library with your own eyes during a tour
Discover the history of Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos
All manuscripts have been digitized
Browse the catalogue of printed works (via Worldcat)