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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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Sad That the Beedle isn't even Jewish

This is quite an interesting if nearly dead synagogue and the interesting part is that the non Jewish caretaker is pretty knowledgeable.Occasionally there are even prayers there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Amazing synagogue which is being kept alive for 7 Jewish people that still live in Cochi. It has beautiful painted chinese tiles on the floor and the chandelier is beautiful. A must see on the city tour.

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KOZHIKODE
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience and a journey to the rich past. It is an amazing building showcasing the rich presence and architectural marvel of the Jews. It must be a nostalgic trip for the Jews and for the rest a spectacular Synagogue.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

It's hard to know what to say. This is so moving, so unusual, such a beautiful and spiritual experience of a lost world of South Indian Judiasm. Out of time, an experience to be had no where else in the world.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

An old place of worship by the less than 20 Jews who preferred to stay back in Kochi. Saturdays are closed. No photographs inside, which makes it not an attraction for people who cherish to keep memories of the visit. Could be better managed.

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Canberra, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Not really much to see here except the amazing blue and white hand painted floor tiles that came from China.. each one is stunning the rest is just one small room with an assortment of lamps .. It is part of the history and interesting for that value alone but not mind blowing . Recommend a short visit at least... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The oldest synagogue in British commonwealth. One should specially look for hand painted floor tile which are from China. Chandeliers from Belgium and more...a must visit.

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Birmingham, UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The synagogue is well worth a visit as is the quarter that immediately surrounds it. Fascinating legacy still present in some of the local residents. Loved it!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Underneath the tourism is a sanctuary for worship that inspires the imagination. Pay attention to the blue and white tile floor which has served as a basis for Salomon Rushdie's novel "the moor's last sigh"- ask about the cooper plates that grant the Jewish community rights of residency.

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Loughton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is quite an interesting if nearly dead synagogue and the interesting part is that the non Jewish caretaker is pretty knowledgeable.Occasionally there are even prayers there, but not often. Unfortunately you can't see the scrolls of the law which are the main points of interest.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a beautiful synagogue but understanding its significance and history is necessary to get the most out of the visit. I recommend a guided tour.

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