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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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Small but restful

Not as large as I was expecting - you don't need to spend long here. The synagogue is beautiful - a very tranquil space.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not as large as I was expecting - you don't need to spend long here. The synagogue is beautiful - a very tranquil space.

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Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very well kept, clean, no noise, quiet helpful staff. There are now only 5 families who continue here because they like it. The best reason to be in a place. Amazing the patience with which they manage the visitors.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Synagogue is one of the oldest in the world. The beauty and history is not to be missed. It is worth a visit in Cochin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the oldest synagogues in the world and in India thus holding historical importance...highlighting how india has remained a tolerant country ..welcoming guests, helping people...actually a small place ..so only the history is imp..visit in 2-5 mins and move on...photography not allowed inside but you can buy a post card taken inside in a nearby shops for 8-10 Rs...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Synagogue with incredible history in India, the Shamash of the synagogue is knowledgeable and happy to share his knowledge.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing great about this Synagogue leaving aside its historical value, it is a very small place not much to explore a main hall where few beautiful chandeliers and an art room where history is explained with 7-8 paintings

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been to many synagogues so I guess this might be interesting if you have never seen one before. Obviously for those following the Jewish faith, this synagogue is a rarity in India, and probably worth a look. It didn't do anything for me I'm afraid.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With such a long and rich history of Jewish people in Kochi, this synagogue, the oldest in India gives a fascinating view into that history. The beautiful gold pulpit, the blue ceramic Chinese floor tiles and the elaborate chandeliers make this comparatively small building quite spectacular. Again, the irrational ban on photography seems pointless, but this is India!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The synagogue is well worth seeing and has lots of interesting features. We didn't get to see the famous gold torah crowns, but we did see all the beautiful chandeliers and the delft floortiles. The history of the Jewish community of Cochin is fascinating and well worth spending a morning on, if you like history. Very atmospheric, despite the fact... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As non-Jews we found the visit most interesting both spiritually (a word which best describes India) and historically. The Jewish footprint in southern India is becoming harder to find.

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