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“An unexpected highlight of the trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Miaara Jewish Cemetery

Miaara Jewish Cemetery
Avenue Taoulat Miara | Mellah, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #28 of 90 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Cemeteries
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London, United Kingdom
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“An unexpected highlight of the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Most people will not hear 'Jewish quarter' and decide that it is something they want to go see. I would encourage everyone to make the effort.

When we started trying to find the cemetery it was difficult to say the least. The area is very maze like. Expectedly someone walking past us introduced themselves and started casually leading us. His name was Moustaffa and it turned out the be one of the best help we got all holiday. He guided us to the cemetery first which is a sight to behold - much larger then you ever would have expected and with a couple of giant mausoleums, its hard to believe the such a huge space has been kept as a Jewish cemetery for so many years and not built over. Suggested donation to the cemetery guard was 20 Dirham

He next took us back to his house for a tea. Though it can seem quite daunting when locals do this I really hope that you go with the flow. Most of the time they are just being nice and want to show you where they live.

Finally he took us to the Synagogue after spending around an hour with him. Of course he did ask for money - i gave him 45 Dirham which seemed like a fair amount (though he did try for 100!)

Definitely worth making a visit to the Jewish quarter of the city if you have a spare few hours

Visited September 2013
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“memory of amcient time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

great to get away from hissle and bussle and get some quiet time. appreciate the work the caretakers do. read all about the place And history before you go.

nice knowing jews and islam can coexist at some level in peace

Visited June 2013
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“Very powerful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I loved the jewish quarter, and visiting this graveyard defiantly signifies a real part of Moroccan history, if you are interested in this then you should also go to the synagogue, there was a lady there that described it all is great detail for about 30p.

Visited February 2013
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“An oasis of calm and contemplation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

The Jewish Cemetery is an oasis of calm and contemplation in the bustling heart of the Medina.

It's hard to find, but everything in Marrakech is. Aim for the Jewish Quarter, or Mellah, and you'll find a high wall with the occasional door in it. Don't be afraid and walk in, you won't regret it. It's beautiful and serene, and there's a caretaker you can give a donation to for a tour. Great place to escape the stress of Marrakech, and if you're a photographer some great sights.

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“Peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

After a 5-10 minute traffic-choked walk from Place des Ferblantiers, this was a haven. There were a couple of groundsmen working in one corner but we were the only visitors so it was very peaceful. The cemetery is quite large, with many unmarked sarcophogi but also several graves with detailed headstones and a handful of mausoleums too. There were good views of the mountains and spotted some unusual birds. On the way out, the attendant asked us to wash our hands, and as expected, for a small donation.

Visited December 2012
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