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“small, old” 5 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.
Vienna, Austria
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“small, old”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

orientation in the mellah is not as complicated as in the main souks of marrakesch. you find some balconies, very unusual in the medina! you find narrow streets and a lot of shops. we didn't see any jewish looking people.

Visited November 2014
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“An interesting excursion in the Southern Medina.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Mellah, or old Jewish quarter, makes an interesting excursion if you are visiting the Southern Medina. Not necessarily an attraction in it's own right, but worthy of a short stop if you are venturing about on foot as we were (moving from the Saadian tombs to the Bahia Palace). Note the difference in architecture with overhanging balconies compared to the conservative local design.

Visited October 2014
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“Blue and beautiful..?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Well we were led here by...yes you guessed it,a teenage boy who swore he didnt want any money!

He led us here, as the Bahia Palace was shut when we got there! We would never have found it and were running out of things to do as El Baadi had been closed too for some reason.

We went in..a lady was there who said she'd answer questions if we had any. Lovely courtyard,went into the synagogue bit as I've never been inside one it was interesting..for 5 minutes!

Had loos without toilet paper so I borrowed some tissues from the synagogue and went in,when I came out a lady asked me for some cash for using them!

When we came out the same teenager was waiting outside, he tried to get us to go with him to buy spices!! We said we wanted to see Bab Agnaou and he said it was this way...a policeman told us it was the other way and told him to get lost. We carried on in the direction the policeman had directed us ,and once again the young man appeared beside us trying to get us to go with him! these boys will not take no for an answer but we did not give him any money!

If it wasnt for the hassle of another elderly man we'd have gone into the Saadian tombs as we were sat directly opposite them, we just got so fed up of asking anyone for assistance as they are all con artists. My advice get an excellent clear street map and do not talk or go with anyone no matter how nice they seem.

Visited October 2014
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“Interesting to visit the old Jewish quarter of Marrakech”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Besides for the synagogue there wasn't much to see.
I'm not sure if the cemetery was part of it or not.
Definitely worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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“The old Jewish quarter”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very old and rather run down now. Visited the synagogue and souk. Interesting. Saw storks nesting on the roof. Beautiful spice and silver shops there.

Visited September 2014
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