Jodensavanne, Paramaribo

#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Suriname
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Sightseers and history buffs will find plenty to admire in Jodensavanne, a historical migrant community established by persecuted Jews fleeing Spain in the early 15th century. With the entire community uprooting to the nation's capital of Paramaribo, the town's synagogue is still maintained annually by a small dedicated group of Jewish-Surinamese people. Take a guided tour for a personal touch as well as an excellent glimpse into the very beginnings of Suriname's Jewish community; many guides are the knowledgeable descendants of the original immigrants. To visit Jodensavanne on your holiday in Paramaribo, and find out what else Paramaribo has to offer, use our Paramaribo.
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  • This is a fascinating little stop if you’re visiting Suriname. It was especially interesting to me since I’m Jewish. You can walk through a gravesite of former slaves and their families and contrast.....  more »
  • We stopped here by boat and were pleasantly surprised to see that the area was so well maintained; it looked overgrown from the waterfront. There is plenty of information about its history and it is.....  more »

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