The 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.
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.
Oldest Synagogue In The
Common Wealth Countries
10am. to 12pm. & 3pm. to 5pm
Prime Attractions of Cochin (Kochi)
A Scenic island near the city of Ernakulam, Bolghatty
is famous for the Bolghatty Palace built by the Dutch in 1744 AD.
Originally built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th
century, the Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace is located at
Mattancherry. It was presented to the Kochi Maharaja in 1555 AD and
later taken over by the Dutch who carried out repairs and extended it
A leisurely walk through the lanes of the city is
the best way to discover historic Fort Kochi. An obscure fishing village
that became the first European township in India, Kochi has an eventful
and colourful history. more..