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Paradesi Synagogue

Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
271628
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This temple dates back to the 16th century.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
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“jew town” (118 reviews)
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Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
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"floor tiles"
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"jewish community"
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"jew town"
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"jewish holidays"
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"glass chandeliers"
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"small room"
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"hand painted"
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"british commonwealth"
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"clock tower"
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"closed on fridays"
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"worth a visit"
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"jews left"
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"interesting history"
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"no photography"
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"piece of history"
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"interesting place"
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"small place"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Almost all the Jews are gone, but their place of worship remains intact after 500 years. They came after the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and were merchants between India and Arabia. With blue patterned tiles, many chandeliers and an ancient Holy Ark this place is a...More

Thank Buckster21
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like history, I highly recommend going to this place. I felt like I was walking back in time. It's definitely worth the visit.

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a well maintained historical place.This is the symbol of culture of old Kochi.It is a holy place....now it turned around to a commercial and tourist place.A lot of tourists and local people are coming to visit this place.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting place for a short walk around. It has limited opening hours, although we were there half an hour before the official afternoon opening time (3pm) and were allowed in anyway. It's only 5 rupees per person entrance fee. The first area...More

Thank Heather A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting and historic synagogue in Fort Cochin's Jewtown. The interior design was very impressive, especially the Chinese blue tiles of which no two are alike. One major downside: no photography.

Thank TOR_Diver
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very pretty and a lot of detailing is there on the floor, walls and everywhere. Just appreciate the beauty of the place. It has a few portraits relating to the history of Portuguese in India. It has specific timings just be sure of them...More

Thank Sanjana B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of a pedestrian street.this synagogue is very old and simple. The chandelier s are original and the history of how it came to be here remarkable. Take a scarf to cover your shoulders and shoes must be removed.

Thank 509christine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit to see the many beautiful chandeliers and the willow patterned floor. There is an illustrated history story at the entrancewhich is interesting to read.

Thank Grumpybird9
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The synagogue is very interesting to see and there is a room prior to entry that provides background information on the building and it’s contents. Would recommend while visiting Kochin!

Thank Beccaktravels
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cant take photos in here, its strictly forbidden, and no shoes. What a beautiful place the Jewish Synagogue, which was built by the Dutch in 1568 and is magnificently decorated with Chinese Willow patten tiles and 19th Century chandeliers. The floor is stunning to...More

Thank omega132857
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shirlie139
December 31, 2017|
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Response from Ritz1165 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn’t not know.
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Allen M
August 8, 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
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