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Address: Fes, Morocco

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The Jewish people were welcomed into the MOULAY dynasty and new capital of Fès. The "Mellah" or Jewish quarter sits exactly next to the Royal Palace. This exquisite synagogue is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

The Jewish people were welcomed into the MOULAY dynasty and new capital of Fès. The "Mellah" or Jewish quarter sits exactly next to the Royal Palace. This exquisite synagogue is tucked into the mellah. I would not have easily found it but our guide Hisham grew up here and found it readily. The mickvah is seen through a flooring stone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you are Jewish this is worth visiting. It makes you realize that Jews were all over the Arab world, and are still welcomed in Morocco. In fact 30,000 Israelis visit yearly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Interesting synagogue in Mellah area of Fes. Slightly difficult to find as in an alley off a side street. Custodian lives nearby and opens up for you for a small fee and explains the synagogue

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

stunning hanging glass oil lamps women's section upstairs mikve (ritual bath) downstairs beautiful green and white tile floor built in the 17th century; most recently restored 1998-99 Jewish cemetery nearby

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was not even referenced on our organized tour, but I had only an hour lunch break between scheduled AM & PM guided tours. I decided to venture on my own, to find the Jewish Cemetary (בית החיים) where I spent so much of my little time, I had to rush along the crowded shuk, turn at the café, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

loved the jewish cemetry. and the antique market next to it. is this close to the synagoge? i don't know. never visit "churches" from the inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visited the Aben Danan Synagogue and arrived at the same time a group from Israel was there. A caretaker let us in. There's an old Torah, an old prayer book, and many light fixtures. You can see down a hole into the old mikveh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The synagogue is very well preserved. Very clean. Gives you the impression he's in still in daily use. From roof there's a view of the jewish cemetery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The visit to Aben Danan was part of our organized tour. I'm not sure we would have found it on our own. It is a lovely, little place and was the start of our intro to the history of Judaism in Morocco -- something I wasn't expecting. Our guide showed us the Torah and we had time to wander around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We visited this lovely synagogue after spending some time in the Jewish cemetery nearby. We were told that someone would show us the way (not easy to find) and once inside, another elderly gentleman pointed out items of religious and decorative significance as well asthe photos around the walls showing jewish history and culture throughout Morocco. The 17th century synagogue... More 

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