Jodensavanne, Paramaribo

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#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Suriname
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. Plan your Jodensavanne visit and explore what else you can see and do in Paramaribo using our Paramaribo day trip planning tool .
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  • We have made this trip with our guide flip Gardy Adventures. He could tell us a lot about this place. Not only about the origin of this place but around the history of Suriname. Along the way, he gave us the city of Paramaribo and the surrounding area show, the culture, the industries and the developments that this city and this country has gone through and formed. In short a very savvy and friendly guide in the broadest sense of the word. Highly recommended.
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  • There are a few graves in the forest with a lean told story. Description people.
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  • Jodensavanne should not be missed if you want to get to know Suriname. Jewish people from Europe came in 1640 fled here and were welcomed. They were the ones who played a very important role in the flowering of Suriname. Many of today's organizations come from the entrepreneurial spirit of the Jewish Surinamese people and also within the medicine and the case-law, they have left their traces to this day. Then you can not miss a visit to jodensavanne. The Foundation is committed to preserve this heritage, donations are very welcome because there are still many rehabilitation and maintenance.
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