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Jodensavanne, Paramaribo

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Sightseers and history buffs will find plenty to admire in Jodensavanne, a historical migrant community established by persecuted Jews fleeing Spain in the early 15th century. With the entire community uprooting to the nation's capital of Paramaribo, the town's synagogue is still maintained annually by a small dedicated group of Jewish-Surinamese people. Take a guided tour for a personal touch as well as an excellent glimpse into the very beginnings of Suriname's Jewish community; many guides are the knowledgeable descendants of the original immigrants. To visit Jodensavanne and other attractions in Paramaribo, use our Paramaribo vacation route planner.
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  • It is important to have been there, especially with a guide, but don't expect too much of. The synagogue is only the Foundation
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  • Unlike other sites, it looks here and there is much to see. In the small museum, is very much background information about the place.
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  • Although it's a place of huge historical value, I must admit I was a little disappointed visiting Jodensavanne. There wasn't much left to see except two graveyards and some bricks that belonged to the...  more »