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Paradesi Synagogue

Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
271628
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Ranked #19 of 100 Attractions in Kochi (Cochin)
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: This temple dates back to the 16th century.
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The history of this small Synagogue is fascinating. Definitely stop by and see it if in Kochi. There is a short visual display on the history of the Jews in this city from why they landed there through to when the city was founded.

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Candolim, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you are really bored then spend 5 minutes and 5 rupees for this attraction. Otherwise Kochi has much more to offer.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The place is an average sight, unless you are a history enthusiast. otherwise, just walk around so you can check this off your 'to-do' list

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in India located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1567, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudi (Jewish)people or Cochin Jewish. Paradesi means foreigner in Indian applied to the synagogue because it was historically used by the typical Bagdadi Jews from Iraq that travelled to India for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This synagogue is moving. It takes you back in time. The Torah which is usually not on display is ancient . What is also inspiring is that it is surrounded by churches, temples and mosques , worship places of the other three religious groups which have lived in Kerala for centuries relatively peacefully. The tiles on the floor of the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

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

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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Mamallapuram
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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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