Cochin – Jew Synagogue and Jew Town
Popularly known as the Paradesi Synagogue, the Jew Synagogue in Mattancherry is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth, established by the Spanish speaking Jews, Paradesi Jews. It symbolizes the love and harmony that exists in the Jewish community. The Jew Synagogue is designed as a mash-up of European and traditional Kerala style architecture. The Jew Town is a tiny antique market which is a hotspot of antique lovers and shopaholics. You can find antique pieces of not only Jews but also Indian, European, Arab and Chinese as you roam around this tiny shopping street. Varieties of spices are also available at this street.