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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 help.