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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.
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.
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
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
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