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Paradesi Synagogue

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This temple dates back to the 16th century.
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Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This us very good and well worth seeing. The floor tiles are amazing. Hundreds of blue and white tiles from China, all different and beautiful. I couldn’t believe we were able to walk on them! There are many beautiful chandeliers and the place must look...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank daddytommy
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Paradesi Synagogue is fascinating, and a window into an aspect of Indian and Jewish culture one would scarcely believe if one did not see it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michaelgronow
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful bit of history in that area. The preservation of the architecture and work inside (original tiles, etc) is worthwhile to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank frant0323
Reviewed 5 days ago

This synagogue illustrates the rich, past history of the Jewish community in Kochi and in Kerala in general. From the outside, the building is very unassuming, but once inside the very well-kept synagogue helps you imagine what it had been like when this neighborhood was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TSinParis
Reviewed 1 week ago

very peaceful and beautiful place which tells us about the jews history in kochi.In mattenchery,near dutch museum.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank snj_narvekar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go early to avoid the golden oldie tour groups. Well cared for. Immaculate and full of wonderful evocative history. And another story of the survival of our wonderful Jewish brothers and sisters

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank shakirayork
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit place if you are in Cochin to learn more about the Jewish community in Cochin, one on the many communities that inhabited here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sanctity of a synagogue is a special thing; with this place being open to tours, I was concerned it would be messed with... It wasn't. It was a moving and interesting place to be... to hear about cultures past... and the integration of different...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Skenigs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Along the Dutch Museum,the Synagogue in Jew Town is a must see in Mattanchery. This Synagogue is very well maintained and looked after and scores of visitors and worshippers keep on coming.from all over India and far away countries. Not to be missed

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nalin118
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an impotent place to visit, Synagogue it is an center of attraction of these area and it is near to the local market where can purchase good shall etc. but the rats should bargain.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shaji J
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12 November 2018|
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Response from SabeeraA | Reviewed this property |
Ask the lady who is managing synagogue
31 December 2017|
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Response from Ritz1165 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn’t not know.
Allen M
7 August 2017|
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Response from SMR P | Reviewed this property |
sorry Allen, only just saw this question. The congregation is very small now and mostly elderly so I am not sure if social media is an option. May I suggest that you contact the Kochi tourist office? I am sorry that I cannot... More