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“A good walk with some souks” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mellah

Mellah
Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #18 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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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.
Clermont-Ferrand, France
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“A good walk with some souks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We didn't have a lot of time to invest in visiting this part of the city as we were just passing by on our way to visit Bahia Palace.

The people were definitely less aggressive when trying to sell their goods and people were extremely nice in helping us navigate our way to Bahia Palace.

Would have loved to visit the Synagogue though as it apparently is quite beautiful.

Visited March 2014
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Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
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“Just walking..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

... thru of it! Nice, stylish in its own historical way, different from other regions of Marrakech. Nice synagogue.

Visited March 2014
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“Jewish quarter is interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

This area looked really interesting and traditional, with narrow streets and lots of small local businesses in action. Some buildings looked unchanged for centuries. The synagogue was located down a small alleyway which gave a sense of history to this Jewish quarter, even though the remaining Jewish population today is quite small.

Visited February 2014
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“best place to shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

this is best place particularly if you want textiles. we had curtains made with fabric which is £30 a metre In UK but was £8 per meter in a shop here. found a lovely little place run by 3 people upstairs in an old building in spice shop area who made them up for us in 24 hours and did an excellent job.

Visited February 2014
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“Some Silence, A Synagogue, Spice Markets & Metalwork”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Mellah is pretty quiet compared to the middle of the medina. Most streets are narrow and completely void of anything other than a Riad here and there. The synagogue is hidden in here (we wanted to go in, but some guy at the door annoyed us, so we moved on). We then stumbled upon the spice market and 'knowingly decided' to have a short educational demonstration of all the spices. It was very interesting and we were served some mint tea. We purchased a little menthol to take home as payment to the young souk for his time. The highlight here is probably the metalwork square. This area is also very close to the Bahia Palace, the Sadien tombs, the Royal Palace and many other attractions.

Visited February 2014
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