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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  • There were Jews in Suriname since the 17th century, when the Portuguese Inquisition drove them out of Brazil. In the early 18th century, land was purchased in Paramaribo for the construction of a syna...  more »
  • Nice building, is located right next to the mosque, not sure if it also to see inside for tourists. We were there on a Sunday, then almost everything closed in Paramaribo.
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  • For any Jewish person visiting Paramaribo, it is worth visiting that old Synagogue where the floor is covered with white sand.  more »
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  • A place where you can see synagoge and moskee in peace beside each other
  • Worl attraction, synagogue and mosque besides each other
  • Such a vibrant and welcoming community A place to commemorate our Sephardic West Indian ancestors Baruch Hashem
  • Beautiful synagogue
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  • In addition to a mosque is unique in the world
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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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