Paradesi Synagogue, Kochi (Cochin)

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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  • Through the souvenir shop, the city is located. Take off your shoes, go buy a ticket at the entrance, so that the woman had passed the ticket, one of the few remaining Jewish was. And speaking in a loud voice in the note.
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  • I have never been in a Synagogue before so this was very interesting but I did feel it was very commercialised! Some of the tourists did not seem to pay sufficient respect to this very old, holy place...  more »
  • I visited the Paradsi Synagogue just recently and its located at the end of Jew Town road in the middle of Kochi. The busy street life and many shops are nice to walk by on your way. The synagogue its...  more »

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