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Jodensavanne, Paramaribo

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
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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  • This is one of the most amazing places i've ever visited: yes, having a jewish husband adds some importance, but there is such an atmosphere, such an energy you can't help feeling it. Leaving apart th...  more »
  • 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 »
  • The first Synagogue in south America, the history of the Jews in Suriname and the precious jungle will show you a lot of her secrets.  more »