Paradesi Synagogue, Kochi (Cochin)

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. Arrange to visit Paradesi Synagogue and other attractions in Kochi (Cochin) using our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning app .
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  • Closed on Friday after 1PM & Saturdays Full day. Plan accordingly. Shopping in Jew street is a must.  more »
  • Wonderful, absolute must-see! Beautiful tiles and lamps of the rich history of Judaism in Kerala, India.  more »
  • It's not the biggest or most beautiful synagogue I've seen, but it's worth a visit considering it's historic (and contemporary) value. It's the oldest synagogue still in use in India, built in the 150...  more »
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