Paradesi Synagogue, Kochi (Cochin)

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Visit Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in all the 53 countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. Built by prosperous members of the local Jewish community, then controllers of a large part of the world spice trade, the synagogue was completed in 1568. Learn the interesting history of the building and the community it has served for centuries, and admire the synthesis of cultures in its architectural design and customs. Several features both inside and out deserve close examination, including a 14th-century tablet installed on the outer wall, and an oriental rug given by the last Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie. Arrange to visit Paradesi Synagogue and other attractions in Kochi (Cochin) using our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning app.
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  • This is a beautiful synagogue and to go in and just sit for a while was a lovely, peaceful experience. We were with a guide who was able to explain the floor tiles, lights etc and this really brought....  more
    This is a beautiful synagogue and to go in and just sit for a while was a lovely, peaceful experience. We were with a guide who was able to explain the floor tiles, lights etc and this really brought....  more »
  • Giving peace mind to seat there. I went along with my friends, it is so calm, highly recommend to others. Will visit again 
    Giving peace mind to seat there. I went along with my friends, it is so calm, highly recommend to others. Will visit again  more »
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  • This place is one of the tourist attractions in Fort Kochi. Park your vehicle outside the area and start walking down the street towards the synagogue. The street is very pretty selling dresses, souvenirs, gems etc. The Synagogue is closed during the afternoons and photography is not allowed inside. It's such a beautiful place with awesome interiors. The entry fee is 5₹ and you will definitely love the place.
  • Must visit place for those interested in Jewish traditions and history and also a bit of Kochi history. Otherwise do not waste your time and crowd this relatively small and cramped place of worship. Parking is far away near the Dutch palace. The ones manning the place could also be a little more friendly.

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