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Address: Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
Phone Number: 271628
Description: This temple dates back to the 16th century.
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A sneak peak into the Jews World

We had never visited a Synagogue before and were looking forward to this visit. This place was easy to locate and has a rich piece of history associated to it. A nominal entrance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I was so looking forward to this visit. But the synagogue is a static monument to a long gone past, not any kind of vibrant remembrance. In and out in six minutes. Great tiles on the floor and nice old grave stones outside, but no spirit, at least for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This synagogue is preserved brilliantly and the hanging lamp is a great attraction there. The approach road is also worth a walk to the synagogue

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth. Just about says it all, really. Just 7 members of the original Jewish community are left. When they are gone the building will survive but not the active status. Immensely sad, that. Once again our Guide enthralled us with the history and the art of this place. Look, read and absorb, this is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

you want to make it popular - -allow people to share images of what its like.... no guide available once you are inside

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had never visited a Synagogue before and were looking forward to this visit. This place was easy to locate and has a rich piece of history associated to it. A nominal entrance fee of Rs 5 is charged to enter this place. The place is very peaceful and has lot of information about Jews in India. Dont look at... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A stunning religious site that combines spirituality, with some great art in the form of beautifully crafted floor tiles in the main temple area. Immediately after entering there is a room on the right hand-side that gives an excellent visual history behind the Jewish community in Kochi with stunning paintings, along with a written explanation for each image. Entrance fee... More 

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Visiting this Synagogue can only be described as a unique experience. Still in use (just) by the last remaining Jews,all from one family with the oldest member taking the services. The Chinese floor tiles are a real treasure. The history of the place is fascinating and a visit to the Synagogue is a must for anyone staying in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Jewish community of Cochin has a wonderful history. This building is still just in use by the last few Jews who came here at the time of the Inquisition in Spain. Walking through Jew town and reliving this cut off piece of history is fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A great historic place to visit in Cochin and it is just 10 minutes by boat that cost you just four rupees from the hotel pick up point and the boat runs almost every 20 minutes. A place worth visiting just a caution that it is closed during afternoon for approximately few hours up to 3pm.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Liked the tiles on the floor & the history of the synagogue. Smaller than I expected & very crowded the day I viewed.

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