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The remains of a Jewish community that fled Brazil in the 17th century.
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Charlestown, Nevis
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

This reminder of Jews living and working on Nevis is very well preserved. The people of Nevis respect the final resting place of people who lived here hundreds of yers ago!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carlislepowell
Reviewed July 18, 2018

I like old cemeteries. We walked around just reading some of the interesting headstones and checking out the different memorials. While I wouldn't go out of my way to see it we happened to be biking by and stopped for a while.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tinyte13
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

If one is Jewish or just interested in the history of the people of the Caribbean over the centuries, this is a fascinating corner of Charlestown, Nevis.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 676SamB
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Take a few minutes to visit this unusual city cemetery. It's off the busy(?) main stree, quiet, and will bring back the time that Jewish people occupied Nevis.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Robert C
Reviewed February 27, 2018

There was, at one time, a sizeable Jewish population in Nevis. The cemetery is small and the words on the tops of the tombs are carved in Hebrew and Spanish. Go and place a small rock on the tombs.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

It is clearly a Jewish cemetery but there are only a scattering of impossible to decipher graves - but given the age and the rest of Charlestown it is worth the detour

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 471walterf
Reviewed December 16, 2017

Our guide said that the synagogue is locked but we were able to visit the very old cerementary. Most of the stones are unreadable but the ones that are readable are very interesting. Well worth a quick stop.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank RLurie
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

A pleasant stroll in the sunshine from the cruise terminal leads to this 17th century burial site. The inscriptions on tombstones in old French, English and Hebrew are generally well preserved. The site is well maintained and protected whilst public access is unrestricted

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank quipshotm
Reviewed July 12, 2017

So I visited a cemetery while on my honeymoon. As a Jew, I felt compelled. I went at night without a tour guide. Amazing how old the cemetery is and that Jews were such a large portion of the population so long ago. Of the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank jbr318
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Nineteen gravesites are in the Jewish Cemetery, with dates ranging from 1679 to 1730. Markers in Portuguese, Hebrew, and English bear testimony to this persecuted and uprooted race of people. Supposedly, the Jews brought technology vital to the sugar industry here, and became successful in...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from quipshotm | Reviewed this property |
As stated an open site. Just open the gate and walk around. It's a relatively small area and simple tombstones so 30 minutes should be more than adequate for most general visitors.
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