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Address: Synagogue Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Description: Oldest Jewish synagogue in the Western hemisphere, dating back to 1654.

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Great Architecture

This building is located in the city. The architecture is very beautiful and the build is in pristine condition. Great history, oldest synagogue in the eastern world.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This building is located in the city. The architecture is very beautiful and the build is in pristine condition. Great history, oldest synagogue in the eastern world.

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A very beautiful synagogue in the heart of Bridgetown. This is still an active synagogue with a membership of about 100. Highly recommend you see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I had been meaning to find this place for the last few years but I always run out of time. However, this time I checked it out and it really is a great find and of amazing interest. What came as a phenomenal surprise to me is the Brazilian Jewish connection, not least that my good lady is from Brazil.

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Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It is great to see this place and to go back in History. I would love others to have the same experience.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A nice little find which adds to the learning about Barbados and the slave trade/ immigration etc etc. The synagogue is well kept and has been restored from its former usage in the 1600's. The gravestones are sell kept and the place has an air of restoration and calm. The Polish jews came from Lublin to settle herevafterbyhe original jews... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The fact there was and still is a Jewish populace in BIM is a bit amazing, the fact that they were so intertwined with industries that we consider colonial was an eye opener

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Wow, what an incredible experience. This place is simply amazing and rich in history. Even though it's located in busy Bridgetown, it felt so relaxing and peaceful in the Synagogue. A must see in Barbados.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The re-furbished Synagogue looks like new!!! Hard to believe this is located where it is, with a Mikva and cemetery in tact to boot! This would make a memorable location for a small Destination wedding. The sanctuary is magnificent!

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Malden On Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It is an amazing place to go to while in Barbados. Located off the main street in Bridgetown, it is a great alternative to the typical sites you read about in Barbados. The synagogue is next to the museum and is a national treasure. A worthwhile destination and a good cause to support.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited the synagogue and the museum in February. We were the only ones at the museum and the woman at the desk shared a lot of additional information that was very interesting. The museum is well done and very educational. The synagogue is an historic gem and definitely worth a visit.

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