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“The Mellah” 5 of 5 stars
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Mellah
Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #45 of 150 things to do in Marrakech
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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 opportunities.
San Diego, California
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“The Mellah”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I liked the Mellah much better than the square itself as far as prices go. You can negotiate prices much better and it is better to buy your jewelry from the Mellah. Also they have more fixed prices for souvenirs. I bought a nice metal filegree bookmark with the hand of Fatima for only 20 dirhams, roughly 2 dollars. It is very pretty.

Visited March 2013
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“Worth hiring a guide to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This old Jewish neighboorhood near the Royal Palace is simple enough to get to, but not as easy to navigate, especially if you want to try to see one of the old synagogues... they are hidden, but worth the look. The streets are more narrow and winding than elsewhere in the Medina, but Morocco has a rich history with the Jewish people from this earliest times... don't overlook it.

Visited March 2013
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Tisovec, Slovakia
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“Great history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Mellah in Marrakesh might be smaller than the one in Fes, but nevertheless worth visiting. Make sure you are not there too early in the morning as they will not let you in the Synagogue (due to the morning prayers). It is an active Synagogue with Jewish ladies living still on the premises. The blue and white courtyard is in a great contrast to the red of the houses outside. It is a little hidden, so you might need someone to point you to the entrance (a little opening in the wall).

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Intriguing Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This is the old Jewish quarter next to the Bahia Palace very near Riad Hayati. You see Hebrew writing on many of the old buildings and there is a little spice market and tinkers' square that is fun to explore.

Visited February 2013
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“Fascinating market and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

While the bustle of the main square and souk is mainly tourists, wander down the road and you see much more realistic daily life. The market is great to see if you can manage the smells and the food in Place des Ferblantiers was some of the tastiest we had in Marrakech.

Visited February 2013
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