Paradesi SynagogueCurrently Closed
- Address: Synagogue Ln, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002, India
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91- 4712321132
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Family And Kids, Synagogue
Paradesi Synagogue - Review
The Paradesi Synagogue, in a corner of Jew Town, is more than a hundred years old and houses many rare antiques. The synagogue, that woos many visitors, adds to the quaint charm of Mattancherry. The word Paradesi means foreigner in many Indian languages. It refers to the White Jews - A mixture of Jews from Kodungalloor, Middle East and Europe. Enter the synagogue and the large main hall arrests your attention with display of rare antique objects that add to the grandeur of the place. The light falling through the large open windows make the sight of chandeliers and lamps more delightful. These glass chandeliers dangling from the ceiling belong to the 19th century and were imported from Belgium.
Paradesi Synagogue Information
- Visitors are expected to enter the synagogue barefoot.
- Time taken to visit is about 1 hour.
- Dutch Palace is situated within walking distance and can be combined with a visit to this attraction.
Paradesi Synagogue Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach Paradesi Synagogue by Public Transport
- Nearest Bus Terminus: Mattancherry Bus stop.
Restaurants Near Paradesi Synagogue
- Ginger House Restaurant
- Tissa’s Inn
- Sri Annapurna Sweet
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Things to Know Before Visiting Paradesi Synagogue
49.46% of people who visit Kochi include Paradesi Synagogue in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
40.91% of people start their Paradesi Synagogue visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Paradesi Synagogue
87.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Paradesi Synagogue
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Paradesi Synagogue, Kochi Reviews
Beautiful synagogue with interesting lighting fixtures and tile work. Since photography is not allowed inside, one can purchase postcards of the interior works. Ticket price includes a short tour of the museum and the synagogue. Jew street is packed with colorful and vibrant shops selling antiques, clothes, jewelry, spices and souvenirs. One can easily spend a full day here admiring the handicrafts and antiques.
Synagogue is very old and of historical value. I personally didn't find people managing the place friendly. They are not willing to explain the significance of the place. There are some paintings that can be seen. Some guy inside the synagogue is more interested in selling postcards than helping people see and understand the significance of this holy place
A great Jewish heritage site The synagogue is very rare and impressive for every Jew that visits Kochi. It was so touching to see that Jews lived here. The synagogue in itself is also impressive. It has a gallery that tells the story of Jews in Kerala and the synagogue itself. Photography isn't allowed inside.
A great experience. Synagogue shares years of historical values, the proof of Jewish tradition, culture and a divine touch. I am very glad that I saw the history with my own eyes.
Beautiful synagogue with awe-inspiring interiors and a tiny museum - few paintings and clicks showing history of Jew connection with India. The long stretch of road leading upto the place is a shoppers paradise. Only beware of the over-desperate shopkeepers who refuse to acknowledge difference between being friendly and cat-calling!