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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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Sun to Thu - 10 to 1 and 3 to 5. Fri -10 to 1. Closed on Saturday

We were not able to visit since we were not aware of the visiting hours. Hence I am posting the visiting hours. A peek inside this historic synagogue would have been interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice and special synagogue with many colors. The floor drawings are all hand made. No Jewish community left to pray regularly though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were not able to visit since we were not aware of the visiting hours. Hence I am posting the visiting hours. A peek inside this historic synagogue would have been interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a synagogue that was established in the 1560s and still in use. Although there are only 4/5 Jews left in Cochin but they still go to services. Incredible. Cochin had a Jewish community since the Portuguese arrived in the 1560s. Most have moved on to Israel but it is truly a historic community and the synagogue is an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to friday I guess it was closing by 1 PM. We just reached in time. Every tile of the synagogue is different. A must see place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the only working synagogue left in Kochi, for the handful of remaining Jews. Entrance was very cheap. There are Chinese floor tiles and lots of interesting Chandeliers. At the back of the synagogue, at either side of the place where the Torah is kept, there is some Hebrew writing. I asked the guardian what it meant, and he... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This synagogue is a common stop when in Mattancherry. It's right next to the Dutch Palace, entry is cheap (only 5 rupees) and it makes for a nice short break. Inside, very small and nothing breathtaking. Instead a few nice tiles, candle holders, pulpit and balcony. No need to spend more than 10-15 mins. Beware that it's closed from 1-3pm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this area! Amazing antiques from India and Asia. Gallery quality items that are being sold. Amazing carpets and rugs. Just watch out for stray dogs and nasty shop keepers..some or both are aggressive! I just growled back...seemed to work!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place were some one who likes to know the history of the city can visit. The Synagogue is in a small street. It is advisable not to buy anything from the curio shops around the synagogue as most of the products on sale are very highly priced. If you are not a person who knows the value... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This site gives an insite to the interesting history behind this synagogue. Any questions can be answered by the helpful people onsite. Nice place to go sit and enjoy in peace

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit! only 5 Jewish worshippers left in the city and so it's interesting to see inside the temple and read about the history of the Jewish religion and it's origins in Kochin, India.

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