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Address: Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
Phone Number:
271628
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This temple dates back to the 16th century.

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A must visit place when one visits Fort Kochi. This synagogue closes at 5.00 P.M. They charge an entry fee of Rs. 5.00 per person

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Vagamon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everyone in town can direct you to "Jewtown" and this, the only remaining functioning synagogue in Kerala. If you want to attend a Friday night service make sure to bring your own minyan (quorum) or else it might not happen. This once flourishing Jewish community, attested in this area since the ninth century c.e. (See the synagogue in Chendamangalam) emigrated... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple sports a few gaudy chandeliers, an interesting dais, a unique tiled floor (tiles looked similar blue/white Delft, but were were from China, with slightly different scenes on each. Most interesting thing were a few tombstones leaning against the wall outside the synagogue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must visit place when one visits Fort Kochi. This synagogue closes at 5.00 P.M. They charge an entry fee of Rs. 5.00 per person

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The synagogue is absolutely beautiful and well worth a visit. It only costs 5 rupees entry. The lady who takes the money could do with showing a bit more interest. You are not allowed to take photos inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not the biggest/best/most awesome synagogue, but that's not the point. The history of the jews in this area is fascinating and the place has much interest in the detail (look at the floor). Unfortunately the presentation of the history is poor - surely there';s a Jewish foundation that would like to give this place the interpretation that it deserves. Get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit as one gets to see the synagogue from inside..Well maintained though crowded...The main temple inside was mesmerising...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a tiny spot in Fort Cochin, known as Jew Town, with this beautiful little synagogue as its primary historical focus. It is a must see if you are in Fort Cochin.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

To know Local culture we should visit places like this.its worth visiting once in Kochi.shopping around this place is good.Items were awesome but Price is high.Foreigners visit most.snake boats in shops you must have look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the Jew Street to arrive at this small synagogue which looks so very different than the buildings we are accustomed to see in the West. The hand-painted tiles on the floor are very beautiful (and, as the guides are quick to point, there aren't two the same despite their similarity).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jew Town is a narrow street where all the Jews used to live. Now it is full of small shops and antique shops as there are only six Jews left. The Synagogue has an amazing floor of Chinese tiles dating back to the 1700. The chandeliers come from Belgium. I found the visit very interesting.

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