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Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum

Synagogue Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-436-6869
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Oldest Jewish synagogue in the Western hemisphere, dating back to 1654.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Synagogue Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-436-6869
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself in Barbados I highly recommend a visit to this synagogue. Very interesting to learn about how it was founded and developed.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

It was very interesting visiting the synagogue, museum and mikveh. It's right in the middle of Bridgetown so it's well worth a visit.

Thank pmagnus
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Well preserved. History recorded. Definitely worth a visit, support and to spread the word of the existence of this synagogue, as well as the museum attached to it. I've met Barbadians who have family members who were Jewish. Yes, many have been absorbed into the...More

Thank lovingtheislands2017
Reviewed August 30, 2017

We visited during Carifest and saw a art exhibition curated by a young man. It was informative and interesting. We then visited the museum. It was so interesting and sad to read the history of Barbados, which documented the growth of the sugar industry with...More

Thank Bee B
Reviewed August 30, 2017

The tour was very informative. I learnt about the origin of the synagogue and the practices that are aligned to it. and it was fascinating to have been informed about the characteristics of the water, which the ladies visited during their menstrual period (I tnink)...More

Thank Neville G
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Unlike many visitors, we have personal reasons for coming here. Barbados was home to the extended family, which has long been part of the Jewish community. (Parents and other family members are buried in the adjacent synagogue.) Even though we do not come as tourists,...More

3  Thank Joel K
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised to see how important the Jewish history is to the island and what an amazing tour of the grounds and museum we enjoyed . You will learn, don't miss this.

Thank honest46
Reviewed June 26, 2017

This is a beautiful Authentic Synagogue as well as a very Interesting Museum, truly worth a visit. Especially charming is the "Bath House" which is home to an underground Spring which was used by the Men to wash extremities before going into the Synagogue, and...More

Thank ChristyLAngel
Reviewed June 22, 2017

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 May 20, 2017

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

Thank Charismatic Kev... R
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March 12, 2017|
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Response from Nova P | Reviewed this property |
Probably but I'm not sure.
February 19, 2017|
Response from Pearl M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we were there early in the morning
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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.