Paradesi Synagogue, Kochi (Cochin)

Visit Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in all the 53 countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. Built by prosperous members of the local Jewish community, then controllers of a large part of the world spice trade, the synagogue was completed in 1568. Learn the interesting history of the building and the community it has served for centuries, and admire the synthesis of cultures in its architectural design and customs. Several features both inside and out deserve close examination, including a 14th-century tablet installed on the outer wall, and an oriental rug given by the last Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie. Arrange to visit Paradesi Synagogue and other attractions in Kochi (Cochin) using our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning app.
Create an itinerary including Paradesi Synagogue
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours To Paradesi Synagogue

Paradesi Synagogue Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,328 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • This is very old and famous paradesi synagogue. We enjoy this place most with good thoughts and enjoy this moment most with friends.  more »
  • worth a visit, it is rarely used now due to the dwindling numbers in the area but a very peaceful place and interesting  more »
Google
  • Nice holy place. They charge Rs 5 per person as an entry fee, which i feel is very nominal and Rs 100 if you want a guide. It's an Ancient Jewish Town in India and must see place if you are a history lover. Am told there are around 15 Jews who come for prayer on Friday and Saturday along with their Rabbi rest of their folks migrated post 1947😎
  • One of the oldest active Jewish synagogue in Kerala... A must see place. You'll get guides for your visits. And there are guides inside the synagogue too. Prayers occurs on Friday and Saturday A calm and quiet place to be Photography is prohibited inside the synagogue!!! Entry fee of Rs 5 (only)

Plan your trip to Kochi (Cochin)

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

3.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Kochi (Cochin)

See all ›
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Kochi (Cochin)

See all ›
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Kochi (Cochin)

3.9
Duration: 2 hours
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
3.7
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Kochi (Cochin)

4.8
Duration: 8 hours
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.5
Duration: 4 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Kochi (Cochin)

3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
3.0
Duration: 2 hours