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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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Beautiful part of the history of Kochi

This beautiful synagogue reminds one of the historical openness to the world of the Kochi area. Lovely hand painted tiles and chandeliers of Belgian glass. Can be approached by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like visiting religious places , fill your boots . It's the oldest synagogue in India so kudos for that . However , you're not allowed to take pictures (fair enough) and whilst the guide was informative he wasn't very friendly- unusual for India . I can tick it off my list but wouldn't rush back . If you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beautiful synagogue reminds one of the historical openness to the world of the Kochi area. Lovely hand painted tiles and chandeliers of Belgian glass. Can be approached by road or boat (preferred approach) from Ernakulam mainland. Reach by late afternoon after checking that it is open, as the synagogue closes by five and is also not open throughout the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Historic site in Kochi , situated in the narrow lane of Jew Town. It is oldest and in service Synagogue in India. Very interesting History. Small but beautiful place, photography is not permitted inside. You can see colored glass cylinders . You need to buy entry ticket worth Rs 5/-. History of this place is very well depicted in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely, authentic Jewish synagogue in the heart of Jew Town, Cochin, India. They still have the original hand painted tiles that were made in China.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most unusual Jewish Synagogue I have ever visited. Décor was very interesting. Chinese painted floor tiles are worth the visit alone. No photography allowed, which is disappointing as we would have liked to have documented our visit.

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Thiruvalla, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Open Mondays to Thursdays 10AM to 5PM. You can reach by boat also from Ernakulam Boat jetty is very near toSunagogue in the Jews town, There is a market displaying facy articles and dress

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best place to visit in Kochi. It's a nice place but there are certain days it remains closed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an attraction mainly because of how old it s and howi t came into India. You are allowed to enter it and sit down for a while but there is a very palpable solemnity and you have to be silent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rich ancient place in Kochi or Old Ernakulam. Lot of history associated with this place worth visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to see a synagogue in India. The synagogue itself is rather small and sober. In the room next to the entrance there is a small exhibition.

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