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Paradesi Synagogue

Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
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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 2 days ago via mobile

This is the only active synagogue in Kerala and the highlight of the synagogue is Chinese hand painted tiles on floor

Thank afsal a
Reviewed 5 days ago

The synagogue is open till 1 PM on most days and from 3 PM to 5 PM on few days of the week, so please check timings before you go. The Synagogue itself is very calm and quiet. We went on Sunday at 12:00 PM,...More

1  Thank NishMM
Reviewed 6 days ago

Paid entry, no background on history of the place. It would be nice to add some context to it for better understanding.

1  Thank Wojciech Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the oldest Synagogue in India.built by Jewish Trading Community.It was partially destroyed in the war and rebuilt by the Dutch.

1  Thank jojo5222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully preserved synagogue. Sadly no longer in use for prayers. The lamps tiles and Judaica are lovingly preserved. One has a real sense of history.

1  Thank drruthoppenheim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a very old synagogue in the city...well maintained...If you understand much about Jewish Culture or want to explore the same it is the place to be...

Thank roveena28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oldest synagogue outside Europe I believe. A beautiful place and a moving experience to visit. The original Jewish stock arrived a few hundred years ago fleeing (yet another) persecution and were given a place to settle. The worshippers at the synagogue have dwindled to...More

Thank SMR P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to be if you have interest in Jewish history in Cochin. A small quick visits with beAutiful chandeliers and tiles.

Thank Anand G K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you understand much about Jewish Culture or want to explore the same it is quick visit place. They charge you INR 5 for entry, have some paintings and a jewish church to see.... Photos are not allowed

Thank Manish P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good place to see in Fort Kochi.. gives a glimpse of Jews culture and history..glass artifacts are surely admirable..

Thank Wanderer403
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Are there Shabbat services?
22 August 2016|
Response from kaustabh m | Reviewed this property |
I think there are..
Are they open in the evening as well? Ideally whats the best time to visit, given that its Summer time now.
13 May 2016|
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Response from MumbaiRiders | Reviewed this property |
Morning would be the best time to visit. Before noon preferably as it gets hot.