Jodensavanne, Paramaribo

3.5
#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Suriname
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. Plan your Jodensavanne visit and explore what else you can see and do in Paramaribo using our Paramaribo day trip planning tool.
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  • 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 »
  • We had the place to ourselves when we visited recently. There is excellent information about the former Jewish settlement and the buildings in both English and Dutch. A small museum with pictures and....  more »

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