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Paradesi Synagogue

Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: This temple dates back to the 16th century.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent environment and well disciplined place. Neat and clean and when one enters a feeling of submission do enter one's mind for the natural love and affection one receives. The prayers are conducted on i think Friday and Saturday.It is better to check in advance if some one wants to attend these prayers.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The moment you step into Jewish Street in Kochi, or Cochin as it was formerly known, you will feel like walking back in time. The shops on both sides of the quiet narrow lane sell everything from shawls to spices and each one is unique in a quaint Jewish way. At the end of the lane stands the timeless Jewish... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Nicely and well maintained Synagogue and opportunities to enjoy huge stylish restaurants and market around. show your bargain skill before purchases. Police Museum is on the way to cemetery.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Its worth to visit ,The Synagogue in Jew town, in Kochi is wonderful. There is also a lot of history to this place that is important to the lives of the Jewish community from Kerala, many of whom have moved to Israel

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It is a beautiful and old place, but due to fund crunch not really maintained The place should be revamped and made into a place where people realise the importance of the place. Old ceramic tiles, old chandeliers

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The oldest synagogue in the British Commonwealth does not allow photography. But I am so glad I visited it nevertheless, it was beautiful, elegant and peaceful all at INR 5 (less than 10 cents). The clock tower is currently in the process of being restored and the place is closed for lunch between 1 and 3. But if you do... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Don't need much time much time here. Have small static display that helps understand some of the history. Otherwise not much to see and not much information if you do not have your own well informed guide, which we did so made visit worthwhile.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The staff running this are extremely rude. You get shouted at to leave your bags at the baggage counter and shouted at again if you don't have the correct change to pay the entry fee.

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Bangalore, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We were hugely disappointed after visiting this place. It looked very ordinary(except for the paintings in the first room, even they look very old and not maintained well). It remains a mystery to me what attracts the huge crowd to this place(except for the historic importance)!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Kerala was one of the few regions of the world that made a determined effort to attract Jews fleeing persecution and encourage them to lay down strong roots in the local community. Even before the destruction of the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem, Jewish traders had already established a small community that swelled following the dispersal of the Jews of the... More

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