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Fort Cochin

Bazaar Road
Spice Godowns

Wood Carving






Antique shops have taken over the old spice godowns in JewTown. Here can be found everything from an entire Kerala timber house (taken down and reassembled in the vast interior space of the godown) to countless remnants of former times.




The Pardesi Synagogue in JewTown was built in 1568 and is immediately adjacent to the Mattancherry Palace. The Synagogue has captured the imagination of many, including Salman Rushdie in The Moor's Last Sigh. The Synagogue's remarkable clock tower from 1760 was stabilized and restored in 2003 with a grant from the World Monuments Fund.

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