Paradesi Synagogue, Kochi (Cochin)

Visit Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in all the 53 countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. Built by prosperous members of the local Jewish community, then controllers of a large part of the world spice trade, the synagogue was completed in 1568. Learn the interesting history of the building and the community it has served for centuries, and admire the synthesis of cultures in its architectural design and customs. Several features both inside and out deserve close examination, including a 14th-century tablet installed on the outer wall, and an oriental rug given by the last Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie. Arrange to visit Paradesi Synagogue and other attractions in Kochi (Cochin) using our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning app .
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  • We arrived at the synagogue on Simchat Torah, a wonderful opportunity to meet the rabbi of the synagogue, Israeli tourists and a handful of Jews born in India and Carla. Open the Holy Ark and remove books for the sanctified. The Rabbi invited the participants to the Kiddush and holiday feast. A special, impressive and exciting place.
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  • Firstly, it is important to check that it is open on the days that you will visit as it is often closed. Very small but worth the entry fee and the insight to the history of Fort Kochi. The beautiful ...  more »
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  • Nice holy place. They charge Rs 5 per person as an entry fee, which i feel is very nominal and Rs 100 if you want a guide. It's an Ancient Jewish Town in India and must see place if you are a history lover. Am told there are around 15 Jews who come for prayer on Friday and Saturday along with their Rabbi rest of their folks migrated post 1947😎
  • One of the oldest active Jewish synagogue in Kerala... A must see place. You'll get guides for your visits. And there are guides inside the synagogue too. Prayers occurs on Friday and Saturday A calm and quiet place to be Photography is prohibited inside the synagogue!!! Entry fee of Rs 5 (only)
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