The Jewish community of Cochin has a wonderful history. This building is still just in use by the last few Jews who came here at the time of the Inquisition in Spain. Walking through Jew town and reliving this cut off piece of history is fascinating.
A great historic place to visit in Cochin and it is just 10 minutes by boat that cost you just four rupees from the hotel pick up point and the boat runs almost every 20 minutes. A place worth visiting just a caution that it is closed during afternoon for approximately few hours up to 3pm.
The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth. Constructed in 1567, it is one of seven synagogues of the Cochin Jewish community in the Kochi, but the only active one. The name is indicative of the origin of the Synagogue as it was build by 'Foreigner Jews'. It is located in the Jew Town adjacent to the... 更多
This place is worth a visit as the last few remaining jews are still using this place for prayer. Very soon it will be for show only as it is currently being run by the Indian people. There is a lot to see inside, some beautiful floor tiles, and in the annexture some wall paintings of past ceromonial events Visitors... 更多
Amazing synagogue which is being kept alive for 7 Jewish people that still live in Cochi. It has beautiful painted chinese tiles on the floor and the chandelier is beautiful. A must see on the city tour.
Wonderful experience and a journey to the rich past. It is an amazing building showcasing the rich presence and architectural marvel of the Jews. It must be a nostalgic trip for the Jews and for the rest a spectacular Synagogue.
It's hard to know what to say. This is so moving, so unusual, such a beautiful and spiritual experience of a lost world of South Indian Judiasm. Out of time, an experience to be had no where else in the world.
An old place of worship by the less than 20 Jews who preferred to stay back in Kochi. Saturdays are closed. No photographs inside, which makes it not an attraction for people who cherish to keep memories of the visit. Could be better managed.
Not really much to see here except the amazing blue and white hand painted floor tiles that came from China.. each one is stunning the rest is just one small room with an assortment of lamps .. It is part of the history and interesting for that value alone but not mind blowing . Recommend a short visit at least... 更多
The synagogue is well worth a visit as is the quarter that immediately surrounds it. Fascinating legacy still present in some of the local residents. Loved it!
This is quite an interesting if nearly dead synagogue and the interesting part is that the non Jewish caretaker is pretty knowledgeable.Occasionally there are even prayers there, but not often. Unfortunately you can't see the scrolls of the law which are the main points of interest.
This is a beautiful synagogue but understanding its significance and history is necessary to get the most out of the visit. I recommend a guided tour.
A very interesting historical story surrounds this synagogue, and it is well explained and displayed. The paintings at the beginning are a bit rough.