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Paradesi Synagogue

Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
271628
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: This temple dates back to the 16th century.
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Warsaw
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Nothing special,it's just an average synagogue, for us it was a disappointment. It's was not worthy going there.

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Helsinki
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Interesting place, we went in with a huge crowd with a German cruise boat group though. Harder to get a tuk tuk back to uppertown. There is so much to see in Fort Coching!

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Nigeria
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Nothing much to see in this as its quite small although not to be missed as it tells how jewish came into India and how they settled. definately must visit on fort kochi

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Bangalore, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The Synagogue is one of the things in the itinerary that you are supposed to visit while at Fort Kochi. Though the depiction of the jew history in India was interesting, you could give it a miss if you find yourself short of time.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We read about the synagogue on Trip Adviser and decided to go visit it. Closed fridays and saturdays, this place is a real favorite among the foreigners who make a beeline here in hoards (at least on Sundays when we happened to visit). Only synagogue open to tourists in India and Rs 5 entry. A good break from the rest... More

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Derbyshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

The history of this place is impressive - and the blue Chinese tiles worth seeing (though it is disappointing that interior photos are not allowed). However, it was billed as a working synagogue and felt much more likea museum. For example, men were not asked to cover their heads, which immediately suggested that this was no longer a place of... More

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Scottish Borders
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Rather poignant to visit here considering the few jews that are left in Jew Town but interesting all the same.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I am so pleased we visited the old synagogue. We also went there at 6:30 on Friday night for prayers - they need 10 men for the minyan so we couldn't have a full service, but the synagogue is beautiful!

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horsham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you are in the area the synagogue is well worth the visit. The only disappointment is that photographs are not permitted inside which is a great shame as the synagogue is very attractive and a unique reminder of the history of this trading city.

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Guwahati, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Unlike the synagogues in Pune and Mumbai, which allow only Jews, this synagogue is open to all tourists. Although a small structure, its Chinese tiled floor and European lights are very well preserved. It also has an art gallery which depicts the history of the arrival of Jews in Kerala.

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