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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  • The synagogue, once a reference point for many Jews, it appears today, with very few faithful nearby residents very empty and rather shabby. Except for a series of chandeliers, offers very little, artistically, but it is important for the history of the city.
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  • This one of the oldest Jew Synagogue in India which hold very heritage values with Jew settlements in Kochi . The Interior hold great heritage value artifacts . A must place to visit in Kochi .  more »
  • We visited other synagogues this looks small but very cozy is forbidden to take photos that I will get. Currently there were saying that the Jews who attend are the number of six persons including five men and a woman and that the Rabbi on Saturday, not a police officer to the if function at least not involved 10 people so given the small number of Jews in the city very often do not No function is celebrated. At the entrance of course you enter barefoot
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