JEWISH SYNAGOGUE

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Location: Mattancherry, Kerala
Attractions: 1568 A.D.
Famous As: Oldest Synagogue In The Common Wealth Countries
Timings: 10am. to 12pm. & 3pm. to 5pm

Jewish Synagogue, Ernakulam, KeralaThe Jewish Synagogue, the oldest Synagogue in the common wealth countries was built in 1568 AD. Located at Mattancherry, the Synanogue still has the scrolls of the Old Testament and the copper plates, which recorded the grants of privilege, bequeathed by the Kochi rulers.

Rebuilt by Dutch after having been partially destroyed in the war of 1662 AD, the exquisite hand painted blue Chinese tiles offer an interesting sight. In mid-18th century, the clock tower was added.

Not one of the nearly two hundred year old tiles resembles another. There are several finely wrought gold and silver crowns gifted to the synanogue by the various patrons.

The Synagogue is open from 10 am to 12 noon and 3 pm to 5 pm on all days except Saturdays and Jewish holidays.



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