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Mellah

Marrakech, Morocco
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As featured in 3 days in Marrakech and 1 other guide
Ranked #26 of 90 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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I found one synagogue here, although only the outside, inside it had become a spice shop (surprise surprise). From other reviews there was apparently a cemetery and a synagogue you could go inside. Please don't do what I did, and do some research before you go, as when we got here we could not find much, and did not fancy... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The old Jewish quarter, and like a smaller version of the souk. If you find the souk a bit overwhelming, head for here where it's a bit quieter to hone your haggling skills

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The cemetery was worth visiting. The small contribution turned out to be 100 dirham but we did enjoy the area.

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