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Jewish Synagogue

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Address: Synagogue Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number:
2464366869
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Oldest Jewish synagogue in the Western hemisphere, dating back to 1654.

Oldest Jewish synagogue in the Western hemisphere, dating back to 1654.

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The history here is amazing! We really enjoyed the museum. The man working there was very helpful, and really full of knowledge . Was the highlight of our trip!

Reviewed 1 week ago
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history here is amazing! We really enjoyed the museum. The man working there was very helpful, and really full of knowledge . Was the highlight of our trip!

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Jew, I feel the need to visit Jewish sites when I travel abroad. Friends had told us about the synagogue and museum. I knew about the Jews in Curacao but I had no idea that there were Jews in Barbados. The synagogue itself is all right. The new museum is very interesting. The admission price wasn't cheap but... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most cleanes newest and surprising attractions. Learn so much about the Jewish history in the Southern Hemisphere. Old graves and new ones, a fresh spring barvitz and a modern first world museum. Not everything was open but tge renovations are amazing

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barbados, an island a bit off the main and volcanic row of the Lesser Antilles, also has a somewhat different history than the other nearby islands by having been British all the time and not fought over with the French. Thus the architecture has a rather pure British character, which was honoured by being included in the UNESCO World Heritage.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The synagogue and museum next door are worth a visit, beautiful buildings that really stand out. The museum has a self guided tour so you can explore at your own pace

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Johannesburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Excellently presented and information museum - covers much of the early history of the Jewish people in Barbados - the curator is very approachable and knowledgeable

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New Rochelle, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The Jewish Synagogue of Barbados, one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere, has undergone a recent renovation. The complex now includes the early 18th century sanctuary, a restored ritual bath (Mikvah), museum, and Cemetery. The sanctuary is almost a twin of the famed Touro Synagogue in Newport R.I., while the museum depicts Jewish life in Barbados spanning almost four... More 

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Whitefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I found the whole visit fascinating and uplifting. Celso Brewster the manager obviously loves the place he works in and is delightful ,informative and enthusiatically showed us around. The museum has excellent displays and the still used synagogue is in excellent condition. The cemetery is accessible and walkable but of course the stones are very weathered and faded with age.... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was part of our walking tour and found it to be a great spot to stop and explorer. Lots of history.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We happened on it by chance and were glad we did. The synagogue, built in the late 1600s, has been newly renovated and has a neat interior. We were told by the administrator that the original Jews were from Brazil and that now there were only 200 Jews on the island, 50 of whom are practicing but only 10 of... More 

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