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Address: Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
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This temple dates back to the 16th century.

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Good visit for history enthusiasts.

A good place to be if you have interest in Jewish history in Cochin. A small quick visits with beAutiful chandeliers and tiles.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anand G K
Kochi (Cochin), India
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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The oldest synagogue outside Europe I believe. A beautiful place and a moving experience to visit. The original Jewish stock arrived a few hundred years ago fleeing (yet another) persecution and were given a place to settle. The worshippers at the synagogue have dwindled to barely more than a handful but it is still a lovely place of worship. Take... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A good place to be if you have interest in Jewish history in Cochin. A small quick visits with beAutiful chandeliers and tiles.

Thank Anand G K
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you understand much about Jewish Culture or want to explore the same it is quick visit place. They charge you INR 5 for entry, have some paintings and a jewish church to see.... Photos are not allowed

Thank Manish P
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

good place to see in Fort Kochi.. gives a glimpse of Jews culture and history..glass artifacts are surely admirable..

Thank Wanderer403
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we visited this synagogue,the most interesting thing is that after arriving in 79 AD the Jewish community has diminished to one remaining family and we were sold our tickets by them. We found this extraordinary. Poignant too, whatever your view of the historical treatment of the Jewish people. It is a typical synagogue. The story is the attraction.

Thank Alison B
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place to visit. The peace and serenity gives you joy. Located in a very silent and neat place. Maintained very well. It is a must visit as a historical place. They have paintings and writings about the history of the synagogue before you enter. Overall very nice place. There is ample shopping places around especially the spice market... More 

Thank Sheebarani
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small synagogue and guide was very good giving lots of information about the place. Must dress with no bare shoulders, short skirts and shorts must be on the knees.

Thank Hare3bell
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with huge expectation, however it was not what we had expected. The Synagogue opens at 10.00 AM. The entrance fee is Rs.5/- per person (Adults and children). Taking photos or videos is strictly prohibited. There is nothing much to see... you will get to mediate in a huge hall with lot of chandeliers hanging from the room. The... More 

Thank Trotter8116
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place of worship of Jews who where living once in Mattancherry , flooring and the colorful hanging lamps are cute , brief history of Jews arrival to Indian cost and their life in India is displayed at the entrance . Photography is not allowed inside , also this place will not be available for visit on Fridays ,Saturdays and... More 

Thank Chandra M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our short visit to this synagogue. A lot of history in a small building. Seldom used due to the lack of a rabbi and enough men to say the service, it is a cultural stop not to be missed if in Mattancherry (Jew Town)

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