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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  • I've visited many historic synagogues over the years, but this one is really special. 16th century synagogue, still active. The interior is amazing- 1000 Delft tiles on the floor- each one unique- doz...  more »
  • A nice place to go for 30 minutes. The building inside is interesting. The streets outside are good for shopping.  more »
  • This is a unique destination, especially if you're into religions. However, it is a largely self-guided experience, and most of the exhibits are posters containing information easily found online. I t...  more »
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