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Address: Fes, Morocco
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Interesting for 15 minutes

Finding it is a challenge. No signs, plenty of locals willing to take you for a tip - but not very reliable. We got there in the end, and it was a little oasis of tourists in an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide took us to the Aben Danan Synagogue just before we toured the Jewish Graveyard within the Jewish Sector of the Fes Medina. It was interesting to see the part that the Jewish people played in the history of Morocco and the Medina in general. We paid a small fee to enter the synagogue and there is a upstairs... More 

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Thank Steve K
Fes, Morocco
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38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The synagogue is quite interesting, though not very big inside or at all impressive from the outside. our Muslim guide was knowledgeable and friendly, but it is sad that only a couple of Jewish families still live in the Mellah, the rest having left for Israel. It has recently been restored and all looks rather clean and new, interesting, but... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's interesting to see the vestiges of the once thriving Jewish community. Located in the Mellah, the old Jewish quarter, it's worth a stop and is a nice respite.

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Gainesville
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77 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Finding it is a challenge. No signs, plenty of locals willing to take you for a tip - but not very reliable. We got there in the end, and it was a little oasis of tourists in an area of town where there were not many. Yes, there was an entrance fee of not a lot, and that made me... More 

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Thank Jincognito
southwest England
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217 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It is always interesting to view the past and to compare places of worship. The pictures of scenes from the past were very interesting and gave an impression of the past history of the place. The curator will guide you briefly...he has some English and obviously French and Arabic. Unfortunately the cemetery was closed with no information about how to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

A once large Jewish population (prior to the formation of Israel) once thrived in Fes. This synagogue and attaching cemetery is testament to that. They are located in the Jewish quarter adjacent to the royal palace. Worth a visit as part of your time in Fes.

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Thank CraigH0901
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This synagogue is beautiful - features a lovely ark for the Torah scroll and a basement mikvah. I believe it has undergone government supported restoration.

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Thank lindaginsburg
Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The synagogue is nice and worth visiting however nothing special. It is old and small hall with an area for the rabbi and congregation. This synagogue is not working anymore. Don't skip the Mikve

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Thank Elad D
McLean VA
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a lovely old synagogue, well kept up with the torah still in place. Before you come here, you can also peek at the cemetery through some open gaps in the wall; there's no reason to actually go in the cemetery, as it is just rows of white, mostly unmarked tombs. A man who offered to be our guide... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A beautiful symbol of Jewish heritage. Unfortunately, the Jewish population in Fez is very small. None the less, the synagogue is beautiful and definitely worth a visit.

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