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Jodensavanne

Cornelis Jongbawstraat 31, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 422-518
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not very special

it is about one hour drive from Paramaribo. All that is left are the remains of a synagoge and a... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Nieske_zld
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The Netherlands
Unique ruins of first synagogue in Suriname with large graveyard

We found it very worthwhile to experience this site, which is just off the river. While it is true... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
DougS51
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New York City, New York
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Cornelis Jongbawstraat 31, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

it is about one hour drive from Paramaribo. All that is left are the remains of a synagoge and a graveyard.

Thank Nieske_zld
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

We found it very worthwhile to experience this site, which is just off the river. While it is true that all that's left of the synagogue is some ruins, there were a few signs and old photographs that tried to put things in context. We...More

Thank DougS51
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Historic and a little bit mysterious place. In the midst of the jungle, near the Suriname river suddenly there is a place with the remains of an old Jewish plantation: the ruin of a synagogue, stone tombs of Jewish people and wooden crosses above the...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Around 600 Jewish families became plantation owners in the area called the Jodensavanne, 50 kilometers upriver from Paramaribo. The area is now an historical site. There is a small museum with a lot of interesting photographs.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Wonderful historical place. - I recomend that every Jewish person visiting Suriname must visit this beautiful place and say a "Kaddish" !!

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

After reading the book How expensive was the sugar I really enjoyed visiting Joden Savanne. Our guide was excellent but we missed the tour by Cynthia McLeod by a day which was a pity

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is one of the most amazing places i've ever visited: yes, having a jewish husband adds some importance, but there is such an atmosphere, such an energy you can't help feeling it. Leaving apart the historical/cultural part, even the "jungle" itself is gorgeous, fat...More

1  Thank Alla S
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Although it's a place of huge historical value, I must admit I was a little disappointed visiting Jodensavanne. There wasn't much left to see except two graveyards and some bricks that belonged to the synagoge. It's a place I wouldn't have want to have missed...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The first Synagogue in south America, the history of the Jews in Suriname and the precious jungle will show you a lot of her secrets.

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

The jodensavanne is approximately an one hour drive from Paramaribo and you can also see during this ride a bit of the countryside of Suriname. The Jodensavanne is beautiful located on the banks of the Suriname river and in the jungle of Suriname. The site...More

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Elisa P
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Response from Menno007 | Reviewed this property |
Prijzen variëren, afhankelijk van type trip dat je boekt. Zelf heb ik een meerdaagse trip gedaan met ook Brownsberg en Bergendal. Dat was inclusief vervoer, 2 overnachtingen en eten/drinken en dergelijke zo'n 200-300€ per... More
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