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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. For Paradesi Synagogue and beyond, use our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder to get the most from your Kochi (Cochin) vacation.
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  • Hmm what can i say.. A place of heritage and worship. More of a Mon u monument.. Only for the most keen of history buffs!  more »
  • The synagogue is lovely with a helpful description and explanation of its history. Be careful to check the opening hours before you go as it was closed when we first got there and didn't open until 2p...  more »
  • This synagogue is worth a visit if you stay in Kochi or Ernakulem. Entrance is ₹5 per person, visiting times are 10am to 12pm and then 3pm to 5pm (closed on Friday, Saturday and Jewish Holidays). Phot...  more »