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Address: Jew Town Rd | Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin), India
Phone Number:
271628
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This temple dates back to the 16th century.

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Serine Place of Jews

Good Energy flow when we sat here and mediate. They got the interiors from all the part of world. Should visit with child to understand other religious practice.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good Energy flow when we sat here and mediate. They got the interiors from all the part of world. Should visit with child to understand other religious practice.

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Shimla, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is full of history and priceless things to see. You can take up to 3 hours to explore the entire place. Do check out Antique museum and Police museum. You can hire cycles just for Rs 100 a day and explore the place.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a lovely atmosphere here, despite the throngs of visitors (or perhaps because of them?). Apparently, there have been Jews living in Kochi since the days of King Solomon - approx 1,000 BC. There is a lovely little mall next door with a European coffee and cake shop. Our visit was very enjoyable.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A decent place to spent time and to learn the History of Cochin. There is a nice Jewish Synagogue, neatly maintained. I could not see any Jewish around that place. This place is a close to a shopping center.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldest in India. Very historic and a must see. So tranquil. Nice shopping around the vicinity. Dont miss this.

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Mumbai
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its one of oldest and yet an active synagogue in India. Tucked away in one of the byelanes of Matancherry (Kochi), is easy to locate and is a popular tourist destination. It has an entry fee of Rs 5/-. Its old but decently maintained structure.. It has beatutiful interiors has maintained the original interiors. It has lots of antiques indide... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in colonial and pre-colonial history of the Fort Cochin this is a must. Wonderful little synagogue, amazing funky paintings telling (at least one version of the story) of Jewish history in this area - beautifully portrayed, and perfectly new - at least to me. I managed to get there an hour before the synagogue was closed... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An old synagogue dating back to the 1800's. Still functioning although there are only 5 Jews from 4 Jewish families. Kochi was once a thriving town where the Jews were the brokered the spice trade. The Synagogue is old and in need of repairs.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

an old original Synagogue, preserved and maintained with utmost sincerity.....antique glass hanging lamps with wicks being burnt in coconut oil( yes they still use them...) wish i could have attended the prayer ceremony

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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hmm what can i say.. A place of heritage and worship. More of a Mon u monument.. Only for the most keen of history buffs!

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