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

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Another religion, Another place of worship

The name 'paradesi' means Foreigner and therefore it is rather an eye opener to those of us who have never seen a synagogue A nostalgic view of Biblical times and the Jews.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had booked a local guide instead of booking on the cruise boat tour which wouldn't have gone here anyway.the day we were in town the synagogue was closed but like a miracle the caretaker opened the doors as we were outside and let us in. Marvellous experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

t is a lovely house with lovely collection of rare antiques. This synagogue attracts and impresses many visitors. We saw tourists buying a lot of chandeliers and lamps from this place. A must visit for if you want to do some interesting shopping at Kochi.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The name 'paradesi' means Foreigner and therefore it is rather an eye opener to those of us who have never seen a synagogue A nostalgic view of Biblical times and the Jews.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A very different experience as we don't get to know about the Jews many places in India. This place is a functional Synagogue and a first for me to to visit. Almost all the artefacts are very old and give a lot of insight into the faith and the people. The market around this place is also very good. Good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

An old synagogue. I feel more has to be done to preserve it. There streets are too narrow and to reach there is a difficult. Please make sure to know the timings before you make a visit.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Sadly the congregation of this beautiful,little synagogue has dwindled to a handful but it is clearly a spiritual place which provided a focus for the community which was very important for the expansion of Kochin. Worth a visit

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Kochi, Kerala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Synagogue in Mattanchery is really a wonderful place, a must visit when you are cochin/kochi. You will be taken to the Dutch period with its magnificient view of the site.

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India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The old Jew Town is one of the prime attractions of Cochin and is maintained quite well. The Synagogue gives one a peek into the lives of the Jews.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Built in the traditional style this synagogue has additional aspects pertinent to the Asiatic influence...namely the Chinese tiles which are amazing. Dad that this is not used, there aren't enough jews to group for worship and prayers. This is an example of the history of Jewry aswell as local history of settlers and tolerance.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This synagogue is very close to the dutch palace and is easily accessible from the ferry point. The synagogue is quite small and has an interesting decor. Pumpkin shaped lampshades stood out, with the old teak wooden furniture. Do call before visiting as they close it sometimes without any advert (only outside the door). Lots of small shops on the... More 

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