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Jewish Cemetery

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

Thank Sam B
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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.

Thank Robert C
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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.

Thank Pampurves
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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

Thank Walter f
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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.

Thank Richard L
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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

Thank quipshot m
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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

Thank jbr318
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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

2  Thank heyjudithz
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

As my husband and I had a tour of the island I had asked to see the Jewish Cemetery. There was not a lot to see but I was glad I went. The tour guide made the visit more interesting because she knew some history...More

1  Thank Andrea K
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

This is located quite centrally in Charlestown and is part of the historical picture that has been painted during our visit here.

1  Thank SimplyFred
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ewrgrl
February 27, 2018|
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Response from quipshot m | 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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