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Paradesi Synagogue

Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
271628
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Ranked #21 of 101 Attractions in Kochi (Cochin)
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: This temple dates back to the 16th century.
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Israel
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The synagogue is beautiful, the floor, that every piece is different and the Lamps and decoration in general. For Jews that are in Cochin, I'm strongly recommended to visit. One who love architecture and history, will find here a great place to visit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Its just a hall and nothing much. When we visited in Sept end, it was deserted. There was no one except us.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I had not known that the Jews had a long history in South India before coming here as part of a fascinating guided tour into the history of Cochin. the synagogue has some beautiful art work and is look after by the tiny Jewish community that remains in Cochin

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Luckily we saw the synagogue, though it was closed on d first 2 days of our stay. Its a small place of worship for the Jews. Has some intricate art work. Overall an OK tourist attraction

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The small Jewish Synagogue is really old and they have a picture gallery explaining the history of the arrival of the Jews in Cochin centuries ago. The tiles on the floor are unique, each one is different from the rest. Unfortunately, they don't allow you to take pictures so you need to read the plaques and take snapshots in your... More

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zurich
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

why do you have to take your shoes off for getting in? : because of the old and uniue chinese floor-tiles! OK! but why can't you stand (outside) by the door and look in..??!! Charge ONE Dollar entrance fee and provide plastic socks to everyone!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very impressed with the jewish connection which the Malabar kings had. Supposed to be the oldest synagogue in India. The history of jewish settlements are well explained. Especially the old tiles are very well maintained.

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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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