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Miaara Jewish Cemetery

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Address: Avenue Taoulat Miara | Mellah, Marrakech, Morocco

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Great Jewish heritage

Morocco is completely Muslim but you can feel the Jewish influence and heritage in a lot of the different places It is amazing that after centuries it has been preserved and not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 15, 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An immensely atmospheric and historical and indeed holy place. You will catch a profound flavour of the life of the Jewish people of Marrakesh, whose ancestors go back to Roman North Africa.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Morocco is completely Muslim but you can feel the Jewish influence and heritage in a lot of the different places It is amazing that after centuries it has been preserved and not destroyed It has a great historic value since it is very old, but don't expect large monuments or museums

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Marrakech
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I am not Jewish,but jews are part of the history of the kingdom,protected by the rulers,yet worried enough to deaprt towards Israel.There are two synagoges existing in Marrakech these days,and one Christian church.Police guards,discret,are posted,but not so at the cemetery,in the old Jewish quarter,the mellah.I had no problem entering the cemetery,no control,no apparent protection.The graves are without flowers,grey and black,but... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

We didn't find this easy to find and were helped by some locals. However, as we entered we could see what an amazing place it is. There are some fantastic tombs. We have never seen a Jewish Cemetery and it was such an insight to see how other religions bury their loved ones. It is free to enter, however, men... More 

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Fontainebleau, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

Morocco use to have a substantial Jewish community. The cemetery is large with burial sites close together and two levels deep in some areas. The "grounds keeper" gave us a brief history. The cemetery offers a quiet refuge from the hustle of the city. As a male I was requested to wear a head cover.

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Thank Delnor N
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Hard to find and the area looks quite dangerous.i did not see any historical value. Why do i need to see an old cemetery in the middle of nowhere?

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Our Jewish heritage tour stopped by this very old cemetery in Marrakesh. The cemetery is very large with 3600 Jews buried here. Our group found it interesting. You would probably not be interested if you are not Jewish.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

Had a fascinating visit to this cemetary and to learn about the Jewish community there and its history. I had a guided tour so not sure how much others would appreciate it without that tour info. Defintiely worth a visit

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

If you go here make sure you speak with someone who can give you the history of the cemetary. You won't spend much time here, but it's a wonderful place to visit after visiting the nearby synagogue in Marrakech.

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Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

For me it was most interesting to learn Jewish and Moslem people lived centuries nearby in piece! Talking to local people they say all local Jewish people are true Moroccan's.

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