Cochin - Ernakulam - Jewish Synagogue

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This imposing structure was built in 1568, when the Jews settled in Mattancherry, after their expulsion from Rahabi, who built a clock tower and paved the floor synagogue with hand painted willow pattern tiles brought from China. Its most important relics are the impressive copper plates recording king Bhaskara Ravi Varma's 4th century decree that guaranteed the Jewish settlers domain over Cranganore (Kodungalore). The Synagogue itself is elaborately decorated with crystal chandeliers and carved wood with blue and white ceramic tiles.

Jewish Synagogue
Opens from 10 am to 12 noon; 3 pm to 5pm,
Closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays.