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Address: Paramaribo, Suriname

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You want to know where it all started, well here you will get to see that

The first Synagogue in south America, the history of the Jews in Suriname and the precious jungle will show you a lot of her secrets.

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Paramaribo, Suriname
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75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most amazing places i've ever visited: yes, having a jewish husband adds some importance, but there is such an atmosphere, such an energy you can't help feeling it. Leaving apart the historical/cultural part, even the "jungle" itself is gorgeous, fat green leaves and white caribbean sand. Then comes the actual monument: there are two old... More 

Thank Alla S
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Although it's a place of huge historical value, I must admit I was a little disappointed visiting Jodensavanne. There wasn't much left to see except two graveyards and some bricks that belonged to the synagoge. It's a place I wouldn't have want to have missed due to the historical value, but would love to have seen Suriname take more care... More 

Thank Menno007
Paramaribo, Suriname
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The first Synagogue in south America, the history of the Jews in Suriname and the precious jungle will show you a lot of her secrets.

Thank pancho169
Middelbeers, The Netherlands
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112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The jodensavanne is approximately an one hour drive from Paramaribo and you can also see during this ride a bit of the countryside of Suriname. The Jodensavanne is beautiful located on the banks of the Suriname river and in the jungle of Suriname. The site itself is not big and of the old buildings is not much left only a... More 

Thank ScholtenvanRiet
Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This was an interesting place to see, but there is not really much there...and it is a long way to go. But for those who are interested in religion and history, it is worth the effort to visit. I would recommend a tour book/information prior to going, as there is not much context or content on site.

Thank Nattitude
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Been here for a daytrip. Except for the ruins and 2 graveyards there is nothing to see. Area needs maintenance and cleaning. Looks abandoned. Total time spent was about 1 hour so skip this and do something more interesting instead.

Thank Bas d
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Got there by boat. Climbed the stairs to the top of the hill. The small museum was abandoned but the surroundings spoke to my heart. Beautiful. The ruine of the small synagogue, the separate graveyards for jewish settlers on the one side and for their negro slaves on the other side, the remaining and still readable grave yard stones with... More 

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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a day to visit Paramaribo and made the perfect choice-a personal guided tour with Marina Da Costa to Jodensavanne. Marina knows this region better than most-she's a descendant of one of the earliest settlers in this area. The region is very personal for Marina and she made us feel personally involved also. I felt at... More 

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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Another place which is worth visiting it. You can take a tour with a guide from stichting Joden Savanne. They can tell you about the history and show you it's history! It's a place where the history of Jews in Suriname began.

Thank Kavita J
Paramaribo District, Suriname
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Today Marina da Costa showed us the Jodensavanne. Back in our guesthouse, we are still impressed by this mystic historical must-see. The trip was very wel arranged with delicious food and beverages and also Marina is a nice company to have :) We received lots of information, not only about the Jodensavanne but also broader about Jewish culture and about... More 

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