Nidhe Israel Synagogue

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  • Address: Magazine Ln, Bridgetown, Barbados
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  • 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

Nidhe Israel Synagogue - Review

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.

Nidhe Israel Synagogue Information

  • For children, tickets are available at B $12.50.
  • The Synagogue is not open to public on the weekends.

Restaurants Near Nidhe Israel Synagogue

  • Cuz's Fish Shack
  • Sahara Arabic Grill and Falafel
  • Chilly Moo's

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  • Nidhe Israel Synagogue Address: Magazine Ln, Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Nidhe Israel Synagogue Contact Number: +1-2464366869
  • Nidhe Israel Synagogue Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Nidhe Israel Synagogue Price: 25 BBD
  • Best time to visit Nidhe Israel Synagogue(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nidhe Israel Synagogue: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 88.2% of people who visit Bridgetown include Nidhe Israel Synagogue in their plan

  • 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

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nidhe Israel Synagogue

People normally club together Kensington Oval and Mount Gay Visitor Centre while planning their visit to Nidhe Israel Synagogue.

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Nidhe Israel Synagogue, Bridgetown Reviews

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  • 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.

  • It made a strong impression on me, and made me think about sad stuff, like how far away persecuted people had to relocate in order to survive. The cemetery is huge and glummy. Museum is small, but by visiting it you really support the entire place. Try to see the old Mikva. It is the oldest structure.

  • Walked by while in Bridgetown. The synagogue had a caretaker inside who let us in (shorts OK) and let us take pictures, no hassle about donating or paying to visit. The cemetery is also open and you can walk among the gravestones. There's a museum on the same plot but it was closed when we came by, even though the synagogue was open.

  • Lots to learn and they have a restaurant

  • Beautiful old Synagogue. Very friendly people. Services 7:30PM Fridays, none on Saturdays.

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