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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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jews synagogue

this site is a must location for a tourist. This is one of heritage building, located at jews town road, Mattancherry. This is place where the jews landed and resided with the... read more

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this site is a must location for a tourist. This is one of heritage building, located at jews town road, Mattancherry. This is place where the jews landed and resided with the local king;s support. There are colourful pictures inside the synagogue, explaining their landing and residing, the prayer hall is beautiful and decorated with vintaged chandelliers, this place is... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The paradesi Jewish synagogue is a must visit place in Fort Kochi , deep rooted cultural heritage place of worship for Jewish community . The prayer hall is well designed with ceramic tiles flooring and the chandelier lamps and the photographs and paintings we also displayed. Its a place much visited by people abroad and around the nation. There is... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

*April 2004 In Mattancherry is one of the oldest synagogues in India. It is known as Paradesi Synagogue or just Mattancherry Synagogue. My experience: Inside the synogogue is an entire different world, or that is how I felt. From the beautiful chandeliers at the top, to the white and blue tiles below your feet, you are transported to a different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This synagogue is situated in the heart of Jew town, Fort Kochi. The synagogue is a must visit, being one of the oldest synagogues in existance. However, off late, the area has become more crowded. A visit to the synagogue is informative and recommended while in Kochi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

not to be missed. This is the highlight of Jewish Cochin. We went inside and we even got to take pictures in the synagogue. Which is usually a no-no. Loved it.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to visit especially if you are in the Jew town area. After a bit of shopping and sniffing through the various spices you should visit this place located at a dead end. Closed on Saturdays so plan your visit accordingly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The words 'we are just 5 remaining Jews in Kochi' echoed many a times after the visit of the probably the oldest synagogue in India. None arriving and more are departing. Still they keep the tradition.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jewish synagogue is one of the oldest in the country. At the very entrance there are two rows of shops selling souvenirs to tourists. At the parking there is a jetty from where we took a sunset cruise and witnessed the Fort Kochi islands, Chinese fishing nets and other landmarks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never seen Jew temple or Synagogue so I was eager to see it in Cochin. This place has old history about Jewish people came and settled here. All old incidents and history is written and some pictures are also there to explain in small museum at entrance. Main part where worship is done is brightly decorated with multiple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This synagogue was an interesting experience for me because i sat on one of the benches and had a long conversation with Solomon, one of the caretakers. He told me about the intricate tiles from Canton, and other interesting details about the synagogue. He also lamented about the extreme heat before the monsoons, and how, after a couple of months... More 

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