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Address: Marrakech, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: 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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Loved the Mellah

The Mellahs and graveyards in the Jewish Quarters are worth a visit. Take notice of the change in architecture from the rest of the city. The area is a bit rundown but has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I really enjoyed exploring the Mellah area and finally running into the graveyard. The keeper on was more than welcoming, respectful, and helpful. It was probably one of the most pleasant encounters we had while in Morocco. He was very proud of the graveyard and told us about the time the Clinton's came to visit and welcomed us without being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Not many Jews left in Marrakech but we had a lovely tour guide (Aziz - everyone knows him) take us to the Mellah and tell us about the history of the area from the Jews' perspective. We also visited the synagogue. Absolutely lovely.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Mellahs and graveyards in the Jewish Quarters are worth a visit. Take notice of the change in architecture from the rest of the city. The area is a bit rundown but has character and feels more real than the more touristy parts of Marrakesh.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I wouldn't say the Jewish quarter is a must but they do have unique items that not other markets will sell like particular oil and particular spices exclusive to the Jewish. The place is a bit run down, but it shows the real character of the city. The more touristy markets are of course invested much more money and maintenance... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our riad was in an area in the Mellah that required walking through countless alleyways. Most of the yards and walls looked run down or crumbling. There were many disease-ridden stray cats that were skin and bones. There was a nice stall that sold frankincense and sundries tomato flatbread but for the most part lots of loitering men young and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

There are only 80-100 Jews in Marrakech -- most elderly and NOT living in the mellah anymore. However, there is a daily minyan at this synagogue. It is part of a collection of buildings around a central courtyard, with balconies and a fountain. The women's section is upstairs.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

One must see what is a jewish quarter on a muslim country. Forgotten, turned into something it wasn´t. Shocking at least.

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St Albans
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

There are a few relics of Jewish life here but we failed to find the one active synagogue in the Mellah, traversing the streets several times until a "not guide" offered to take us there; but we ended up in a carpet shop, which the owner assured us was a synagogue. Some places in Marrakech are hard to find and... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I don't know what we expected but the mellah was just an area full of poor buildings and streets full of young people hanging around. Was not impressed. NOt worth looking for.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

You pass through The Mellah, or old Jewish quarter,when visiting the Southern Medina. Its architecture is a bit different most notably because there are balconies. Although people are not quite as pushy as in the man souks we were still harangued by fake guides and attempts t get us to part with money at the slightest excuse. We did buy... More 

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Address: Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech

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