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“Old Jewish Quarter” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mellah

Mellah
Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #22 of 88 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.
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“Old Jewish Quarter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a facinating place to roam about . There are i understand about 40 very old jewish families living peacefully here. There are Hebrew writings on many houses . There is a spice and jewelery market. Only a couple of minutes walk from the Riad.

Visited July 2013
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“Where did it go?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Our guide took us through this part of the town and I was confused, like, "Where is it!?" Well, it is smaller and the Jewish population are pretty much non-existent, from the words of our guide. But I had a chance to go in to where they had worship but yeah, it was okay.

Visited June 2013
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“Sad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is an area in the city were the Jews used to live. The large , once grand houses are all now derelict and the area is full of rubbish, debris and lots of kittens. I image it used to be very grand. Very interesting.

Visited August 2013
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Beccles, United Kingdom
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“View how the Morrocans live”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Mellah gives a great insight to a real functioning market that is not for tourists. Definitely worth bobbing in, but hold your nose in the meat market :-)

Visited July 2013
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“Another bit of peace and quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

A break from the intensity of Marrakech is always welcome and this is a good opportunity. It's also very beautiful and moving and well worth 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour to get your breath back. It's also good that there is a Jewish area of a Muslim country, Morocco is not hard line thanks to a wise king.

Visited June 2013
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