Paradesi Synagogue, Kochi (Cochin)
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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A very interesting building with an interesting history. The floor tiles are all hand made and no two are the same, and there are many beautiful lights to be used on the sabbath.
Probably the most historic building along with St.Francis church ... this is a must visit for the young and the old. A place which clearly demonstrates Cochin's rulers and tolerance over the years. It... read more »
The Paradesi Synagogue, in a corner of Jew Town, is more than a hundred years old and houses many rare antiques. The synagogue, that woos many visitors, adds to the quaint charm of Mattancherry. We ha... read more »
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