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Address: Marrakech, Morocco
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This is the Jewish neighborhood in Marrakech. Here you´ll find the Lezama...

This is the Jewish neighborhood in Marrakech. Here you´ll find the Lezama Synagoge, an important historical site, as well as other eating and shopping opportunities.

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We walked to Mellah one day as we had read about it's links to the local Jewish community. We were advised not to go by some locals but we went and really enjoyed it. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This area is just past Bahia palace and is going through moderisation/rebuilding around the spice area, but quickly becomes poorer/older Marrakech. I always felt safe in Marrakech but partner did not enjoy this area once we were in narrow alleys. The photos in synagogue are well worth the visit, Be confident and its easy and safe.

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Thank col103
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked to Mellah one day as we had read about it's links to the local Jewish community. We were advised not to go by some locals but we went and really enjoyed it. Good historical knowledge to be learnt. Nice area to visit.

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Thank Little Rach D
horsham
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336 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Dar Said, Bahia, Badii, Saadian Tombs and Koutoubia as well as Mellah and the synagogue. There is less hustle and bustle here but Mellah is not the draw to this part of town. Visit as part of the general area.

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Thank boaster
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want value for money and fedup of medina souk then this is the place. You can buy the same product in Mellah souk for almost the half price of medina market. There isn't much to see in Mellah but few things worth visit.

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Thank immykhan77
Kuching, Malaysia
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63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Tried to navigate by map to this place but was a struggle. We found it eventually after asking inside a shop for help. The synagogue was very beautiful and the market nearby was also fantastic for beads and spices. Well worth a visit.

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Nacka, Sweden
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The old Jewish quarters in the middle of the town. Narrow passageways and hidden riads. Today home to a mix of poor Marrakechis and rich foreigners hiding in luxuary riads behind nondescript mudwalls. You may find the smell less than welcoming but some shade from the sun is sometimes welcome when in Marrakech. And Kosy Bar is nice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Inside the Medina, iside the Mellah - or Jewish Quarter - you will find the Lazama Synogogue. This is not easy to find, so either you'll need a guide or be willing to ask for help. The locals are very willing to help, and will take you there - and if you are nice you'll offer a few MAD as... More 

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Thank Adam H
Royston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Its one of the old districts used by the jewish population at one time. They have all moved up market and the area now has this slang name. The buildings are interesting but its no more than an average place.

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We visited the Mellah specifically to see the Jewish graveyard and its absolute mass of unmarked graves bearing sad witness to the decimation of the population due to plague and to learn from the curator how limited the number of Moroccan jews in Marrakech now was. Strolling through the narrow streets from the graveyard towards the part of the Mellah... More 

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Thank DavidWelle
San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Winding alleyways and some traces of a once-thriving and large Jewish community Located in a part of the Medina. Well worth a visit.

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