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Paradesi Synagogue

Paradesi Synagogue, popularly known as Mattanchery Synagogue, was built in 1568 by Cochin Jewish community. This is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. The Synagogue was originally used by Jews from Cranganore, the Middle East, and European exiles, hence the name Paradesi (meaning foreigner in Latin languages). It is situated near Mattanchery Palace.