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Chendamangalam Jewish Synagogue

| Near Kottayil Kovilakom, Chendamangalam, India
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| Near Kottayil Kovilakom, Chendamangalam, India
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Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Interesting little place. It shuts at 1pm. We made it by 1 minute. Its only small and resembles an antiques shop with its chandeliers and what looked lime Chinese willow patterned floor tiles.

Thank Harry_Roseblade
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Briefly visited this synagogue in October. Lovely calm place just off the street. Beautifully well preserved inside, obviously well looked after. Pictorial history is shown too which is very interesting but sad

Thank mol1
Reviewed November 30, 2015

This was a great little synagogue, the oldest in India, which has been restored and turned into a small museum. The explanations are very good, and I am happy to see that it is in a good state.

Thank bkwrmgrl1
Reviewed November 28, 2015

All the chandeliers, the sheer age of this place, the fact that it was in "Jew Town" proper, so neat! Practically free (maybe 5 or 10 rupees?) but a great part of the walk through Mattancherry and Jew Town. Surrounded by lovely shops.

Thank mrscretin
Reviewed September 28, 2015

a recently renovated jewish synagogue near Parur, about 25 kms from Kochi.this building was in use for more than a 1000 years ,but had been re constructed a few times due to the invasions by the the Portuguese was the latest. it is located very...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2015

We visited Jewish Synagogue during the day. Its a nice, clean and serene religious place of Jewish. Outside there are many shops

Thank ArunRoha
Reviewed September 3, 2015

I recommend all those interested in Jewish history to visit this resurrected synagogue of cochin Jews in Chendamangalam. The oldest hebrew tablet dating nearly 600 years can be viewed. The synagogue has been restored by the Govt of India with help from friends. The cemetery...More

Thank aungkhant
Reviewed June 3, 2015

A narrow entry, an unruly crowd and a least interested reception welcomes you to the Synagogue. Little effort has been made to make it a tourist-friendly place.

Thank rajkaral
Reviewed April 16, 2015

It has some ancient architecture and information of early Jews in India. For the 5 rs entry, it is worth going here, also because you do not need much time here

Thank pjeana
Reviewed March 3, 2015

It is the oldest synagogue in Kochi (original 1568 rebuilt 1664) but hardly the 'world' as quoted elsewhere. It's a hotchpotch of styles with Cantonese floor tiles and Belgium lighting. The small Jewish congregation (currently just 7) means that services are no longer held in...More

Thank Will_Of_The_North
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