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Jewish Synagogue, Bridgetown

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Absorb some history at Jewish Synagogue, the only synagogue in town and one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Learn about the building's history and the people it serviced, and discover how it endured through hurricanes, governmental seizure, and eventual renovation in 1986. Be sure to view the subterranean mikveh, ritual baths, discovered by chance and excavated in 2008, and take a stroll through the tranquil cemetery. Arrange to visit Jewish Synagogue and other attractions in Bridgetown using our Bridgetown family vacation planner.
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  • Unlike many visitors, we have personal reasons for coming here. Barbados was home to the extended family, which has long been part of the Jewish community. (Parents and other family members are buried...  more »
  • We were pleasantly surprised to see how important the Jewish history is to the island and what an amazing tour of the grounds and museum we enjoyed . You will learn, don't miss this.  more »
  • This is a beautiful Authentic Synagogue as well as a very Interesting Museum, truly worth a visit. Especially charming is the "Bath House" which is home to an underground Spring which was used by the ...  more »
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  • Fascinating! Definitely a place to check out while in Barbados. Learned a lot about the history of the Jewish people in Barbados. The excavated Mikveh and restored synagogue were highlights. I found the museum a little lacking, I would have loved to learn a little more in depth about the history, rather than a general overview. However the tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us more information we wouldn't have overwise learnt. The entrance is quite hard to find, definitely map out your route before setting off!
  • The oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere
  • You have to see the new restoration project
  • This is a must visit if you visit the island. I recommend it for all teachers, social science and history buffs. Jews also assisted the development of early Barbados.
  • Where's the entrance? I can't seem to find it

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