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Miaara Jewish Cemetery

Avenue Taoulat Miara | Mellah, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #31 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
Type: Cemeteries
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We visited the cemetry as we had been to the synagogue nearby and it was quite fascinating. Worth popping in and a few dirahms for the guards.

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This Jewish cemetery is still in use, dates back to the 15th century, guides on site. Very interesting tombstones and burial preparation area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Take a trip to the Jewish cemetery and sit down and chill out with a pair of bins. The place is fairly overgrown but good for birds. Larks/Barbary partridge,Bulbul,Kestrel and House Bunting. Groundsman also said little owls hide in the walls. storks fly over regularly.

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a burial place, absolutely not like we westerners are used to. The burial place started around 15hundred. So graves of that period are still there and you can follow the fashions changing in time. The toombs are very close to one another and are placed completely without any order. To prevent the toombs from decaying, they are cemented.... More

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Neerpelt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Near El badii and la Bahia. Don't follow the 'friendly guides' at the medina, easy to find through the big gates. Free entrance, donation appreciated.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

A huge space filled with capped graves, punctuated with tombs of great rabbis. The back wall is filled with elaborate mausoleums, particularly from the French Protectorate period. Powerful. (It is also free; donations accepted of course.)

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Keppel for men mandatory (available there), women should bring a scarf to cover their hair. When we were there there was a man who gave us interesting information about the cemetery.

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Tumwater, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Out of the way but marked on maps. Interesting unmarked graves over fairly large area. Walled off from the rest of the medina.

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Herts, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We were moved to see some of the old graves in this enormous cemetery, dating back to the 14th century. The last burial took place earlier in Spring 2013.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Do visit the Synagogue also. This whole area was, this Century, a large flourishing Jewish area. All gone now. But this is not at all a tragic place. There is no bad feelings here like ,for example, in old Cemeteries Eastern Europe.

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