Neveh Shalom Jewish Synagogue, Paramaribo

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Observe the deep Jewish roots of the Surinamese capital by visiting Neveh Shalom Jewish Synagogue, a place of worship established and built by the Ashkenazi community of Jews in Paramaribo in 1719. Head inside and survey the unusual sandy floor--purportedly a reminder of the Hebrews' 40 years spent in the desert after exodus from Egypt. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore one of the oldest synagogues in the Western hemisphere. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Paramaribo trip simple and quick.
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  • The fence is usually closed, but there was someone at work and who went here ask if we were allowed to go inside. That was no problem and we have a nice tour. Beautiful building, very well maintained. Also the Mikwe is nice to see, you have to ask.
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  • Again a historical POI in Paramaribo. An authentic synagogue, well maintained with a beautiful interior. Hail white sand as a floor. Outside in the garden, the tombstones can be admired.  more »
  • Unusual place because right next to the largest mosque of the Suriname.La evidence that everyone can agree. Photos only of the street and if you go to the far right of the grid you can take pictures of the synagogue and the mosque.
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Paramaribo is packed with guesthouses, which make this town an extremely appealing destination for backpackers. The least expensive option in town, some of these establishments offer very basic rooms and shared restrooms without hot water--ask about on-site facilities before checking in. Dozens of mid-range hotels provide a more suitable option for families with kids, business travelers, and anyone else looking for a few more perks. If you're planning to stay longer, consider renting a furnished apartment in a residential neighborhood.
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