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“nice to be off the beaten track” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mellah

Mellah
Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #22 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
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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.
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“nice to be off the beaten track”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

seemed like a more authentic version of the medina. kids were playing in the streets and it just felt more like a normal place where people live without the tourists. Went into the jewellery quarter and had some lovely jewels - gold and silver - to salivate over. Worthhile, definitely.

Visited July 2013
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“really fascinating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

It was market day- and all the locals were shopping. The most realistic experience so far. Not touristy. Streets are fascinating and show real life

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Have to go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

if you want to see how leather is treated then you have to visit this place. It smells terrible but a very good experience.

Visited June 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Good to visit!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

You might just as well, it was interesting to see where the Jews live and their place of worship. It's a shady neighborhood with narrow alleys, dirty and smelly. There were a lot of tourist when we were there in the courtyard and in the church, must have been an important day or something for the Jews.

Visited July 2013
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Nothing special...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Not worth the visit. The Mellah in Marrakech is dirty, overrun with cats and homeless people however the temple (with a mikve) in the Mellah is interesting.

Visited June 2013
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