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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 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit and it is surrounded by craft and spice shops. Only four Jews left in Cochin. Close to palace.

Thank j_pbyford
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jewish community is very small indeed and it is remarkable that they are managing to keep this synagogue going

Thank trevor494
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth seeing. Very small. Closed on the Saturday. No photography inside and you have to take your shoes off. Get a guide to explain the history behind the synagogue. Very busy on a Sunday morning.

Thank 43tasneema
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as we have Jewish friends. Historic setting in jew town Cochin. The educational cultural and spiritual value which gave great sense of significance of this unique area and synagogue can not be faulted. Well worth the visit, with strong feeling of it past very...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was explaination from a guide which helped, found out Paradesi means foreigner. Beautiful old porcelein tiles on floor and old style chandeliers all around. Go to see, photography prohibited inside

Thank kims54321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not many Jews left in the city, 5 we were told but early roots with Jews and this is a functioning synagogue. Founded with various influences from Europe and China. Wonderful blue and white floor tiles. Chandeliers with glass from Italy. Peaceful and stories from...More

Thank Speigal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful, historic synagogue nestled in the heart of Jew Town. It’s the oldest one in the British commonwealth that’s still active today. Our tour guide was able to give us a lot of information while we were sitting inside, down to the...More

Thank aliciadujets
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited many historic synagogues over the years, but this one is really special. 16th century synagogue, still active. The interior is amazing- 1000 Delft tiles on the floor- each one unique- dozens of oil lamps. An incredible mix of Sepharadi, Dutch, and Indian architecture....More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

A nice place to go for 30 minutes. The building inside is interesting. The streets outside are good for shopping.

Thank Yaron1967
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a unique destination, especially if you're into religions. However, it is a largely self-guided experience, and most of the exhibits are posters containing information easily found online. I think it would be better if there were guided tours available, especially if it were...More

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13 November 2018|
Response from musafir15 | Reviewed this property |
Not many jewish people reside in kochi now but the woman who manages the synagogue is jewish. You can ask her
1 January 2018|
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Response from Ritz1165 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn’t not know.
Allen M
8 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