Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum, Bridgetown

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Absorb some history at Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum, 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. Add Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum and other attractions to your Bridgetown trip itinerary using our Bridgetown tour itinerary maker website .
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  • Though we didn't get to do the tour of the synagogue due to a change in management at the time, my husband and I were able to see the Mikvah and get a story of the jews in Barbados as part of a food t...  more »
  • One of the oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere and still a place of worship currently. The museum is not to be missed if you have the time and are on Barbados. The museum is packed with artifa...  more »
  • What a beautiful treasure! The Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum has been beautifully restored in the historic area of Bridgetown Barbados. The day we went, there was a young German lady who lives in ...  more »
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  • It made a strong impression on me, and made me think about sad stuff, like how far away persecuted people had to relocate in order to survive. The cemetery is huge and glummy. Museum is small, but by visiting it you really support the entire place. Try to see the old Mikva. It is the oldest structure.
  • One of the oldest synagogues in the western hemisphere. The ritual mikveh is a must visit the museum has a wealth of information about the early sephardic community. Beautifully maintain by the Barbados National Trust.
  • Walked by while in Bridgetown. The synagogue had a caretaker inside who let us in (shorts OK) and let us take pictures, no hassle about donating or paying to visit. The cemetery is also open and you can walk among the gravestones. There's a museum on the same plot but it was closed when we came by, even though the synagogue was open.
  • Beautiful old Synagogue. Very friendly people. Services 7:30PM Fridays, none on Saturdays.
  • The oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere The new improvements done to the area really helps this historic land mark stand out in bridgetown They is normally a care taker at the synagogue to show you around the museum is interesting as well but they is a charge to enter Coffee shop and other shops are supposed to open in the near future
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