Nidhe Israel SynagogueCurrently Closed
- Address: Magazine Ln, Bridgetown, Barbados
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2464366869
- Ticket Price: 25 BBD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Synagogue
Many wouldn’t know this, but the oldest synagogue of the Western Hemisphere can be found in Barbados. Built by the Jewish community who arrived on the island in the 1620s and introduced sugarcane to the land, the Nidhe Israel Synagogue is the only synagogue of Barbados.
The edifice, made from cut coral blocks, appear to shine in the sun. The main house of worship had undergone a lot of renovation, restoration and some rebuilding before the administration duties were handed to the Barbados National Trust.
The adjoining museum contains artifacts that help understand the history of the Jewish settlers and how they became a part of the Barbadian community and the milestones they achieved and their subsequent contributions.
- For children, tickets are available at B $12.50.
- The Synagogue is not open to public on the weekends.
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87.94% of people who visit Bridgetown include Nidhe Israel Synagogue in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
90% of people start their Nidhe Israel Synagogue visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Nidhe Israel Synagogue
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nidhe Israel Synagogue
I am not Jewish nevertheless I was intrigued. It took a while to find the entrance but it was worth it. I saw several tombstones from centuries ago, still in good formation. Some had the Star of David and some had another Jewish symbol (that I cannot remember at the moment). I learnt about Mikvah, and was impressed to see the room in shape and water that was clear enough to see the bottom. I sensed a surge of reverence, when I entered the synagogue. At one point, I was too afraid to speak. Don't forget to drop a donation on the way out.
Oldest temple in the Americans. Lot's of history and the contributions Jews made on the island.
What an amazing experience to visit this place
A beautifully restored Synagogue in the heart of Bridgetown
One of the oldest synagogues in the western hemisphere. The ritual mikveh is a must visit the museum has a wealth of information about the early sephardic community. Beautifully maintain by the Barbados National Trust.