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Mellah

Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #25 of 89 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very old and rather run down now. Visited the synagogue and souk. Interesting. Saw storks nesting on the roof. Beautiful spice and silver shops there.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Do not rely on your GPS in Mellah - it does not work there. ¨ In the city center you find very worn out district with narrow lanes - total labyrinth, but it is worth to explore. Some houses are torn down with no signs of further development. It is worth to explore the genius loci is interesting. Do not... More

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Tangier, Morocco
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I heard many people speaking about this place. As far as I am concerned, it is not a big deal as you can easily get lost. In the middle of the Mellah, I did not feel secure as many people were staring at me and some girls tried to apprach me for cheap sex. Becareful not to eengage in any... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

You will find: Great markets. The 2 palaces; 'Bahia' and 'El Badi' and one of the best patisserie shops 'Anjar'. The Jewish market; clothes, spices, fabrics, beads, necklaces and pottery. The same products as in the Soukh but cheaper and a much friendlier atmosphere. Because there live many very poor people, you might be approached by pushy 'fake guides' to... More

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UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had booked the guide to take us through few attractions and this was first one he suggested. There is quite a bit of walking to see the remnants of some historic constructions. The highlight was the nests of storks utilising the high walls. There is not a lot to see here and I did feel that it was really... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Is the old jewish quarter and market just a couple of minutes walk from Riad Hayati. It is famed for its silver jewellery and spice markets.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We walked through the Mellah. It's pretty grotty, like much of the Marrakech Medina. This is probably the best place to buy spices if you want them. The synagogue is interesting and worth a visit.

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We didn't have a lot of time to invest in visiting this part of the city as we were just passing by on our way to visit Bahia Palace. The people were definitely less aggressive when trying to sell their goods and people were extremely nice in helping us navigate our way to Bahia Palace. Would have loved to visit... More

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Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

... thru of it! Nice, stylish in its own historical way, different from other regions of Marrakech. Nice synagogue.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

This area looked really interesting and traditional, with narrow streets and lots of small local businesses in action. Some buildings looked unchanged for centuries. The synagogue was located down a small alleyway which gave a sense of history to this Jewish quarter, even though the remaining Jewish population today is quite small.

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