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Jewish Cemetery

Charlestown, Nevis
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The remains of a Jewish community that fled Brazil in the 17th century.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasant stroll in the sunshine from the cruise terminal leads to this 17th century burial site. The inscriptions on tombstones in old French, English and Hebrew are generally well preserved. The site is well maintained and protected whilst public access is unrestricted

Thank quipshot m
Reviewed 13 July 2017

So I visited a cemetery while on my honeymoon. As a Jew, I felt compelled. I went at night without a tour guide. Amazing how old the cemetery is and that Jews were such a large portion of the population so long ago. Of the...More

Thank jbr318
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Nineteen gravesites are in the Jewish Cemetery, with dates ranging from 1679 to 1730. Markers in Portuguese, Hebrew, and English bear testimony to this persecuted and uprooted race of people. Supposedly, the Jews brought technology vital to the sugar industry here, and became successful in...More

1  Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

As my husband and I had a tour of the island I had asked to see the Jewish Cemetery. There was not a lot to see but I was glad I went. The tour guide made the visit more interesting because she knew some history...More

1  Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is located quite centrally in Charlestown and is part of the historical picture that has been painted during our visit here.

1  Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Who knew there was a Jewish community in Nevis from the time of the first settlement by Europeans? An interested quick stop and step into history.

Thank ScubaTravelers
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a fantastic site that I enjoyed with my kids to show them this forgotten culture in the Caribbean.

Thank macj1012
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We happened to be visiting Nevis during Yom Kippur, so with no synagogue on the island, we decided to visit the Jewish cemetery. It's a small park-like area with a few memorials, but all in all, there's not much to see, nor is it well...More

Thank aty555
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I'm always amazed that, despite such a small percentage of the world's population, we've left such a much larger footprint, and being made aware of the past presence of Jews on Nevis made me feel connected. Some of the graves are still legible and date...More

1  Thank EricNYC10023
Reviewed 11 March 2016

It is inconceivable that here is a Jewish cemetery on Nevis. For this reason, visit this mośt intriguing piece of nevitian history. It mis small and takes about 10-30 minutes of your time. .We did a bit of research before heading over . This added...More

Thank dnesh
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