We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
Phone Number: 271628
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

This temple dates back to the 16th century.

Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$38*
and up
Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance...
More Info
$40*
and up
Discover Kochi Walking Half-Day Tour
More Info
$25*
and up
Essence of Kochi Half Day Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 518 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 158
    Excellent
  • 219
    Very good
  • 108
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
A must for history lovers!

This unique synagogue with its 2 pulpits, hanging glass chandeliers, and interesting pews, also neighbours a small gallery with 10 plus large pictures which summarise neatly 2000... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
true2formal
,
Norwich, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Kochi (Cochin)

Add Photo Write a Review

518 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Coimbatore, India
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Poorly maintained, Crowd management pathetic and nothing there except that was a old building with some ancient lighting materilas.

Helpful?
Thank Chandasekaran
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
96 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Synagogue is located in the Jew Town. This place is good for religious people and there is nothing extraordinary about it. It can be visited depending upon the mood and time you have during your visit.

Helpful?
Thank utkarsh516
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Apparently there are only 5 Jews left in Cochin to maintain the synagogue. It is wonderful with hand painted floor tiles and glass chandeliers from over the world

Helpful?
Thank annek497
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
125 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This unique synagogue with its 2 pulpits, hanging glass chandeliers, and interesting pews, also neighbours a small gallery with 10 plus large pictures which summarise neatly 2000 years of history.

Helpful?
Thank true2formal
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Pardesi Synagogue is a well maintained building. There might be some chaos when you reach the antechamber where you need to buy your tickets. You will start your tour in a room telling the story of the building. Start with the painting on your right and from the door, travel anti-clockwise. Then you'll be asked to take your shoes... More 

Helpful?
Thank Karishma M
Oxfordshire
Level Contributor
162 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real highlight of our visit. The synagogue is no longer used for worship, as there are only 6 Jews left in Cochin - the once sizeable community gradually dispersed after Partition and the establishment of the State of Israel. So they can't form a minyan (quorum of at least 10 worshippers) to conduct a legitimate service. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank MIssDillie
Auroville, India
Level Contributor
42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe I was not lucky to find this place closed, but I was told that it is rarely open. Even if it is on all tourist guides of the area, it was disappointing for me to have just the possibility of being attracted by the many shops in the same street.

Helpful?
Thank bumshiva
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Narrow streets leading to it is charmy, a lot of improvements can be done at this place. Photo gallery is in shambles

Helpful?
Thank Reji Thomas M
Toronto
Level Contributor
101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The synagogue is mostly a tourist attraction as the Jewish population of Kochi is now too small for regular services. There was a small historical exhibit which clearly explained the history of the Jewish presence in southwest India.

Helpful?
Thank apq
Hanoi, Vietnam
Level Contributor
31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old Synagogue has a small Orthodox Jewish Congregation. The Jewish population was much larger when they were welcomed by the ruler of Kochi. There are pictures of the ruler welcoming the Jews to Kochi. One ruler donated a cover for the Torah, sacred scrolls on which are handwritten, in Hebrew, the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible. At... More 

Helpful?
Thank TravellingMouse2014

Travelers who viewed Paradesi Synagogue also viewed

Kochi (Cochin), Kerala
Kochi (Cochin), Kerala
 
Kochi (Cochin), Kerala
 

Been to Paradesi Synagogue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Paradesi Synagogue and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Paradesi Synagogue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?