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Jewish Cemetery

Av Molay Hicham & Av. Ghazouat Badr, Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Essaouira
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- Jul 6, 2014
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I would have liked to have seen this but unfortunately I did not know it was there til too late. The hotel needs to carry far more information about things to do in Essaouira - an information sheet. I can see by looking at photos of this cemetery it is like the one in Berlin - except older- so I... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I love the woman who guards the cemetery and neighboring synagogue. She doesn't speak English but we communicated in our lousy French and hand gestures. Make sure to give a donation at the synagogue and at cemetery because they are separate. They are being renovated and kept up with help of foreigners. Visit the Christian cemetery next door, it's also... More

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Essaouira, Morocco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The witness of the great jewish community in Mogador. It s higlly recommanded also the visit to the Jame Pinto and Slat Lkahal Synagogue, as to the Attias Synagogue.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We checked this place out on our journey out of Essaouira. Tranquil, though we were fortunate to get let in by the person who runs it. Would be nice to spend more time here, and get a better look around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We decided to check this out after reading about it on trip advisor. A lot of people said it was closed when they went so we were very lucky that a lady happened to be crossing the street with the key to let us in at the moment we arrived. This is a unique find in Morocco and worth the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This synagogue is looked after by a Muslim family who have been doing it for ages. Next to a Christian cemtry on the edge of the medina, Rav pinto is buried here

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Rabat, Morocco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Jewish Cemetery, where you can find Rabbi Pinto's grave is the holiest place in Essaouira. I liked the place. I disliked that the place is closed not open to public all the time.

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Irby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Outside the city walls, very moving place even though I am not religious. Very helpful lady who showed us to the older cemetery across the road and explained things to us. Interesting and thought provoking, so many graves.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Essaouria has such an amazing past with Jewish people. It plays a lot into why the culture is the way it is currently. The place is amazing in that it is so connected with Jewish heritage and people from there are proud of it.

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Worth a short visit, especially if you can find a local to guide you through it. There is a very small Jewish population in the area.

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