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In 2024 a Jewish Museum will arrive in Lisbon.
The announcement was made on March 31 by the Lisbon City Council, after having signed a protocol with the Hagadá Association to proceed with the process of building the museum, whose work is expected to be completed three years from now. But this cultural space does not come alone: a memorial will also be built.
The creation, installation and management of the new Jewish Museum in Lisbon is the responsibility of the Haggadah Association and was designed by the experienced architect Daniel Libeskind, who also designed the Jewish museums in Berlin, San Francisco and Copenhagen, as well as the Holocaust memorials in the Netherlands, in Canada and the United States and the conversion of Ground Zero in New York. Now, it is in Lisbon that he will develop another work with the same theme.
The new building in Belém will portray the nearly two thousand years of Judaism’s history in Portugal and will cover approximately 4 thousand square meters.