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“jewish quarter” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mellah

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.
Ely, United Kingdom
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“jewish quarter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The cemetery was a hauntingly sad place as it felt forgotten and unloved. The Halal market did not look salubrious. I believe there are about 200 Jews living here and I suspect they are all very poor which is reflected in the neighbourhood's scruffiness. well worth a wander.

Visited May 2013
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Leuven, Belgium
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“Poorer than poor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We walked this ancient Jewish quarter on Sunday morning. Marrakesh's medina isn't rich anywhere, but this quarter is so poor, hardly any tourist in these narrower than narrow streets. The inhabitants leave you alone, there they don't try to sell you "things".

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lazama Synagogue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We found the atmosphere more friendly, there were no touts and the shopkeepers were not so agressive as the souks. The streets are more grid like in this area but still we would not have found the synagogue without help. So easy to walk past a door in a long wall. Beautiful simple tiled wall leads into a cool courtyard with pool in the middle. The balconied upper floors all open out onto the courtyard which has a lived-in family atmosphere. The synagogue has a quiet simplicity. There is also a display of old photographs in the courtyard.

Visited April 2013
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Krakow, Poland
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“Be careful!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Going there you can see some real life in Marrakech. Be prepared to ignore the stubborn 'guides' (they may look quite scary) to avoid complications and waste of money. I don't really see this place worth a visit (with all the adventures you can potentially face), unless you are related somehow with it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Now this is where the real locals shop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Try to get past all the hawkers who know a few words of English and try to rope you into their stall. There are some very authentic shopkeepers who sell the real spices - ground as you purchase them - even if they do not speak your language - with the calculator - everyone can understand the numbers!

Visited April 2013
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