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Mellah

Marrakech, Morocco
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As featured in 3 days in Marrakech and 1 other guide
Ranked #22 of 91 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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trowbridge
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Just to the east of Palace Ferblantiers, deep in the Jewish quarter you will find filthy, disgusting narrow streets, in an effort to find the socalled market, held on Saturdays.I would confirm the comments made in Frommers guide to Marrakech, dont walk here alone or after dark. We are both O A P's and were unfortunately luerd, by a "Brother",... 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

this is best place particularly if you want textiles. we had curtains made with fabric which is £30 a metre In UK but was £8 per meter in a shop here. found a lovely little place run by 3 people upstairs in an old building in spice shop area who made them up for us in 24 hours and did... More

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Montana Rose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Mellah is pretty quiet compared to the middle of the medina. Most streets are narrow and completely void of anything other than a Riad here and there. The synagogue is hidden in here (we wanted to go in, but some guy at the door annoyed us, so we moved on). We then stumbled upon the spice market and 'knowingly... More

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