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Jewish Synagogue

Synagogue Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-436-6869
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Oldest Jewish synagogue in the Western hemisphere, dating back to 1654.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
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  • Terrible2%
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Synagogue Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-436-6869
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing educational experience. I am not Jewish but really enjoyed visiting with my children. Wonderfully restored, with so much history. In the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage site. More development planned on site.

Thank Kristina E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the interactive feel the museum provided, i must visit now its been renovated.looking forward to the visit.

Thank Charismatic Kev... R
Reviewed May 11, 2017

This is an experience you should try. There is the only synagogue Bridgetown. Built in 1654 it was destroyed by hurricane in 1831, and rebuilt, fell into disrepair and was sold in 1929. It was bought by the Jewish community in 1983 and was restored...More

Thank _bajanrose_9
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Our guide was very informative as he took us to the Jewish Synagogue and explained how and when it was built and we were able to go inside and look around.

Thank USNRetired1980
Reviewed April 26, 2017

I can assure you that you would enjoy your visit because it is very educational and historical. This is one of the oldest synagogues in the western hemisphere I dont know if I should call them objects or artifacts but I can assure you it...More

Thank Ron N
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

The history here is amazing! We really enjoyed the museum. The man working there was very helpful, and really full of knowledge . Was the highlight of our trip!

Thank elyseh
Reviewed April 12, 2017

As a Jew, I feel the need to visit Jewish sites when I travel abroad. Friends had told us about the synagogue and museum. I knew about the Jews in Curacao but I had no idea that there were Jews in Barbados. The synagogue itself...More

Thank Symmesgirl
Reviewed April 11, 2017

One of the most cleanes newest and surprising attractions. Learn so much about the Jewish history in the Southern Hemisphere. Old graves and new ones, a fresh spring barvitz and a modern first world museum. Not everything was open but tge renovations are amazing

Thank Needtoknow90
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Barbados, an island a bit off the main and volcanic row of the Lesser Antilles, also has a somewhat different history than the other nearby islands by having been British all the time and not fought over with the French. Thus the architecture has a...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed March 19, 2017

The synagogue and museum next door are worth a visit, beautiful buildings that really stand out. The museum has a self guided tour so you can explore at your own pace

Thank Grrrrrrjess
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I attend whrn there is a service on although im not jewish ?
March 12, 2017|
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Response from Nova P | Reviewed this property |
Probably but I'm not sure.
What are the opening hours for visits to the Synagogue & Museum and entrance fee?
February 19, 2017|
Response from Pearl M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we were there early in the morning
Barry G
was it worth doing?
February 17, 2017|
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Response from Alan E | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was. There's a museum and also synagogue and related buildings - we had a staff guide for that part. It's also in the downtown area.