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Paradesi Synagogue

Address: Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
Phone Number: 271628
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Ranked #22 of 134 things to do in Kochi (Cochin)
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This temple dates back to the 16th century.
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This temple dates back to the 16th century.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Paradesi Synagogue is on 'the tour of Kochi'. It is beautiful and evocative in itselff and certainly a must see. The pictures in the entrance are sadly outdated. The guides feed visitors what they have been told to say. There is much more to the history of the Jews of Kerala than this one synagogue, but the others are... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

But thing is 20th Feb 2015 is Friday Holiday here Synagogue closed and unfortuanately I went to Sun set Place Kochi Beach. It is wonderfull place to see sunset in the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

well worth a stroll down Jew street to see the very historic synagogue,first in India.the woman who sells the tickets is the only one of the seven Jews left under 80 and when she goes it will be the end of their community. Enjoy the street too with its last few Jewish houses. one old lady was in her window... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Located in Jew town and one has to struggle through narrow lanes to reach the location. It is closed on Fridays and the day we were there people were mentioning the door remains locked even on other days. We couldn't find any official to ascertain. We will visit again later to have a close glimpse of this historic place.

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montreal, canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely historic stop. The details and stories about the site are interesting. Worth the visit. No photographs allowed and they are concerned about terrorist attacks, but not very much security.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

A must if in Cochin. It has some sort of magical attraction and tranquility once you are inside The chandeliers are worth making a note of as is the central console

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed visiting this Synagogue as the building is so old and has a lot of history. Worth stopping to read how it came in being and who helped who centuries ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The lost people of Kochin, this should be the title of this little synangiogue. Many generations of Jews lived and prayed here and this little place tells it's story. Worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a misunderstanding with our guide, who thought we had already seen the synagogue, but he made a huge effort to get us there and we were happy to have seen it. The story of the Jews in Kochi is very interesting. We also visited synagogues in the outlaying area of Kochi, well worthwhile.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you're in MattencHerry definitely stop here! The architecture and decorations are amazing. It is truly a splendid building and you'll be glad you stopped!

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