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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  • Unique and excellent experience. Must visit place.The alter and the chapel is excellent . Understand that there are only 15 families praying in this church now. Closed to the public on Friday afternoo...  more »
  • Room leading into synagogue has historical information. Synagogue itself is very calming. Worth a look. Entry was 50 rupees each.  more »
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