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“Unique experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Miaara Jewish Cemetery

Miaara Jewish Cemetery
Avenue Taoulat Miara | Mellah, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #18 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Mountain View, California
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36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Unique experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This Jewish cemetery is still in use, dates back to the 15th century, guides on site. Very interesting tombstones and burial preparation area.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Bird watchers haven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Take a trip to the Jewish cemetery and sit down and chill out with a pair of bins. The place is fairly overgrown but good for birds. Larks/Barbary partridge,Bulbul,Kestrel and House Bunting. Groundsman also said little owls hide in the walls. storks fly over regularly.

Visited April 2014
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Dendermonde, Belgium
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
“Another side of Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a burial place, absolutely not like we westerners are used to.
The burial place started around 15hundred. So graves of that period are still there and you can follow the fashions changing in time.
The toombs are very close to one another and are placed completely without any order.
To prevent the toombs from decaying, they are cemented.
Well known rabbi's have a little house as toomb. One can see that people come here as a pelgrimage, since there are little alcoves made in them to be able to burn candles.
You could think that it is not well kept, since weeds grow all around, but even they have their charm.
What I do not understand is that the muslims claim to be very tolerant and that now, from the many thousands Jewish inhabitants of former days, there are only a few dozen Jews left.

Visited March 2014
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Neerpelt, Belgium
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“Jewish cemetery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Near El badii and la Bahia. Don't follow the 'friendly guides' at the medina, easy to find through the big gates. Free entrance, donation appreciated.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

A huge space filled with capped graves, punctuated with tombs of great rabbis. The back wall is filled with elaborate mausoleums, particularly from the French Protectorate period. Powerful. (It is also free; donations accepted of course.)

Visited February 2014
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