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Jewish Synagogue, Bridgetown

(4.5/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Jewish Synagogue of Barbados, one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere, has undergone a recent renovation. The complex now includes the early 18th century sanctuary, a restored ritual bath (Mik...  more »
  • I found the whole visit fascinating and uplifting. Celso Brewster the manager obviously loves the place he works in and is delightful ,informative and enthusiatically showed us around. The museum has ...  more »
  • This was part of our walking tour and found it to be a great spot to stop and explorer. Lots of history.  more »
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  • 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.
  • awsome
  • Where's the entrance? I can't seem to find it
  • A real hidden gem.
  • Very special.