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Address: Fes, Morocco
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Private Guided 6-Hour Walking Tour of Fez
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A brief visit

If you are in the area it is worthwhile to stop and walk through. We meet some very friendly people who agreed to let me take pictures of them. The old Jewish cemetery was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2016
Pruguy
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The information provided on the booking site we used about the Riad we booked was completely untrue. There was NO minibar, hot tub, balcony, fan, washing machine, patio, dressing room, kitchen, private entrance or soundproofing as described for the suite we booked. This is no reflection on the booking site. People here have no problem lying to you ... About... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Remember, there are hardly any Jews left in Fez, so the Mellah is not a Jewish quarter anymore and there is little left that is actually Jewish. Go to the Ibn Danan synagogue.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

If you are in the area it is worthwhile to stop and walk through. We meet some very friendly people who agreed to let me take pictures of them. The old Jewish cemetery was interesting as were the shops. It is the quietest part of the city.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This Mellah frankly just made me sad. When I visited, it was frilled with rubbish and overgrown with weeds. There is however a good view at the top. Hopefully it will be cleaned up and returned to something that displayes respect for the people buried here.

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brasschaat, belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

For the ones seeking (very) narrow dark streets: that's the place to be. A very old cityquarter in which an unbelievable amount of people are living and working. The main street is "wide", bordered with shops of all kinds. People are crawling through another to reach their goal. Colours, sences.. The real heart should be visited with a local guide.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. Just a different shade of Fes in the form of balconies. When in Mellah do check out the Jewish Cemetery. My pick!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We were very interested to see the Mellah, but the Jews are gone and what remains is a bit sad and run down. Disappointing

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

It's but a shadow of its former self. Once a great Jewish neighborhood (25,000 inhabitants before 1967, now hardly 500) the neighborhood retains interesting-but-rundown remnants and buildings, the cemetery is especially beautiful and moving.

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Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Walking through the Mellah, we received a lot of harassment. Additionally, it was nearly impossible to find any of the synagogues as they were all placed in sketchy back alleys. The one we did find that wasn't in an alley that looked like you could get jumped in was guarded by police, probably to protect the tourists. We really wanted... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This part of the city is suited for jewellery lovers that are looking for something made-to-measure to buy from the great local craftsmen.

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