Neveh Shalom Synagogue


The expansive Dutch Israeli synagogue, which famously sits side by side with the Caribbean's largest mosque on Keizerstraat, dates from 1716, when it was founded by the Sephardic Jews. The current structure was completed in 1843 and contains a small museum about the history of Jews in Suriname.

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1. Mosque Keizerstraat

0.06 MILES

This is the biggest mosque in the Caribbean. The current building was completed in 1984.

2. ReadyTex Art Gallery

0.24 MILES

Step off the chaotic streets and enter these five glorious floors of colorful local sculpture and paintings, all of which are for sale. Also check out the…

3. Central Market

0.34 MILES

The frenzied and fascinating central market is divided into distinct areas: the meat, fish, fruit and vegetable sections on the lower floor and a less…

4. Saint Peter & Paul Cathedral-Basilica

0.37 MILES

Commonly called 'the Cathedral,' this gorgeously restored building was designated a Minor Basilica by Pope Francis in 2014. It's said to be the largest…

5. Onafhankelijkheidsplein

0.55 MILES

Surrounding the centrally located Onafhankelijkheidsplein (Independence Square) are the contrasting stately 18th-century Presidential Palace – open to the…

6. Presidential Palace

0.57 MILES

Official residence of the President of Suriname, this fine white colonial house was originally built in 1730. It opens to the public on Suriname's…

7. Hindu Temple

0.61 MILES

This is the biggest of the many Hindu temples in Paramaribo, and is a beautifully ornate structure both inside and out. Visitors are welcome.

8. Palmentuin

0.61 MILES

The Palmentuin is a shady haven of tall royal palms, home to some tropical birds and a troop of capuchin monkeys.