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Address: Fes, Morocco

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If you don't know anything about synagogues or jews, come with a guide. If you are not interested in Jewish history or religion, skip it. The also have a mikvah in the basement... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't know anything about synagogues or jews, come with a guide. If you are not interested in Jewish history or religion, skip it. The also have a mikvah in the basement, don't miss it. You can ask the caretaker to take you to the other synagogue (El Fasin) just one block away. If you offer him a tip... More 

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Thank Aviad B
Washington
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This synagogue is written but by Beit Hatfutsot in Israel as an important Jewish landmark in the country and is definitely worth a visit if Jewish history or art are important to you.

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Thank AhuvafromTX
Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely building with a strong spiritual charge. It isone of the symbols of tolerance and intercultural dialogue.

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Thank Raissalam
Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aben Danan Synagogue is the fampus one in Morocco . we had a guide who said some very important information about the history of Jewish people in Morocco and especialy in fes . the Synagoge is beautiful from thje inside. Nice place to visite and to have a idea that morocco was and still the land of piec and love.

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Thank Scenic M
Tel Aviv, Israel
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75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I was very unhappy to hear that one must pay entrance tickets to see the synagogue especially when the caretaker asks for half the prude without a ticket and pockets the fees! Absolute cheeky! This man takes care of both synagogues in the old city , pockets the money and tells the Jewish Agency that there were no visitors! Someone... More 

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is a very simple, one-room synagogue with some beautiful woodwork and carved/painted plaster work. It costs a minimal 20 dirhams (~$2) to get in. As noted, it is hard to find and even up close it does not stand out from the surroundings. This is a good stop if you are at all interested in the Jewish history of... More 

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Prague
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Ibn Danan synagogue in Fes is one the oldest and most important synagogues in North Africa. This privately owned 17th century synagogue was renovated in 1999 and was ones a center of Jewish life in Mellah of Fes, old Jewish quarter inhabited by 22000 Jews. Today live in Fes only 75 Jews. I visited this place with my Moroccan friend,... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We found this place only by repeatedly stopping locals, and even then had to pay off a teenager who brought us there and demanded money. Very sad to see how little is left a formerly vibrant Jewish community.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

As a non-Jew, I found the history of the Jews in Morocco extremely interesting as were the stories are guide related but the physical synagogue itself was a bit underwhelming.

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Thank Rick L
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

for the Jews who lived in the Moroccan Kingdom, is a set of memories that arise and for others it is an evidence of good cohabitation that has always existed in Morocco and mainly in Fes.

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