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The Paradesi Synagogue aka Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue is a synagogue located in Mattancherry Jew Town, a suburb of the city of Kochi, Kerala, in India. It was built in 1568 A. D. by Samuel Castiel, David Belila, and Joseph Levi for the flourishing Paradesi Jewish community in Kochi. Cochin Jews were composed mainly of the much older Malabari Jews and the newly arrived Sephardic refugees from the Portuguese religious persecution of Jews in Spain and Portugal. It is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. Wikipedia


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Pedal the Streets : Fort Kochi Cycle Tour with Local Homely Breakfast

Paradesi Synagogue, Kochi

Tour start by 6.30 Am from Fort cochin .Where you will meet your guide and bikes will be allocated Cycling distance will be 8- 10 kms (5-6 miles) Cycle through the Street of Fort cochin stopping at St Francis Church ,basilica ,Fort Kochi beach ,Jew town ,Palace road ,local markets etc (You have a option to book ,to have a Local Homely Breakfast ) As majority of roads are on flat level ,only Non Geared Bicycles will be used . Helmets will be provided Tour will be a small group tour ,you can expect 6 people maximum

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Kochi Highlights: Excursions for Cruise Passengers Pick & Drop @ Ship

Paradesi Synagogue, Kochi

 Hello! Cruisers! Skip the expensive shore excursions ! Book a Group Tour for as little as USD 30 ! You are met at side of the ship with pager board of Your Name.. Comfortable transportation, entertaining and enriching travel experience, The tours are customized to suit the arrival and departure schedule of your ship to ensure you have a worry free Shore Excursion. We ensure your timely return after the tour. Tour # 1 Cochin Highlights. Duration 5 to 6 hours Tour covers the popular attractions like Jewish Town & Synagogue. Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace, Dutch Cemetery, St. Francis Dhobi Khana Santa Cruz, Tour # 2 Cochin Musiriz Jewish Heritage Tour. Duration 6 to 7 hours. The tour involves travel to Jewish Town where the Paradesi Synagogue is located. After a short visit to the Dutch Palace Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church with tomb of Vasco de Gama, we drive to ancient Jewish settlements at towns like Paravoor, Chendamanglam aka Muziris.

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Shore Excursions Glimpse of Kochi

Paradesi Synagogue, Kochi

Explore Cochin on a 5-Hour day tour and see its famous landmarks. The trip starts with a hotel pick up and takes you to Cochin Fort, the first European township in India. Here, you can see Chinese fishing nets along the Vasco Da Gama Square (named to commemorate the first European explorer to set sail for India) and learn about the life of local fishermen then and now. Go on to visit two of the largest and oldest European churches in the region: St. Francis Church (the burial place of Vasco da Gama) and Santa Cruz Basilica Church. At around 11am you will arrive at the Mattancherry Palace where you can enjoy its beautiful murals depicting scenes from popular Hindu tales. Afterwards, you head towards the Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations before exploring Jew Town and the Jewish Synagogue. If time allows, relax over a local lunch and shop around for souvenirs before heading back to the Port.

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