Paradesi Synagogue

Synagogue Ln, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala - 682002 Average Price: $ 0 per person


The Paradesi Synagogue, in a corner of Jew Town, is more than a hundred years old and houses many rare antiques. The Jewish synagogue was built in 1568, almost 1500 years after the beginning of the Jewish connection with Kerala. It was built on the land, adjacent to the Mattancherry Palace, given by the erstwhile king of Cochin. 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. 

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