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Address: Marrakech, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This is the Jewish neighborhood in Marrakech. Here you´ll find the Lezama...

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.

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Mellah is the old Jewish quarter of Marrakech and is a lot quieter than the main medina area around the souk. There are some small shops, and a small indoor market - which is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NinaMcKrazy
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mellah is the old Jewish quarter of Marrakech and is a lot quieter than the main medina area around the souk. There are some small shops, and a small indoor market - which is a bit like a tardis. This is the place to go if you want to buy spices or jewellery.

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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This area has a great history and it is also great if you wish to buy some jewellery however there are much more interesting areas to visit in the Medina of Marrakech.

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Draper, Utah
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Fascinating area of Marrakech with a warren of small streets and passageways. This was the old Jewish quarter of the city and has many abandoned building and stores. Very interesting area just to walk and explore

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We visited Mellah after reading about it in TA and in some guide book. The area is small and the traffic on the adjacent streets is annoying in the purposeless aggressiveness of the drivers: they speed up and then stop - not a pleasant walk. There is a Synagogue, a modest one, but that's about it as far as the... More 

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This area has very little left of its Jewish heritage. The synagogue is very blue and at 10dhs not expensive, but it lacks atmosphere and does not show its age or history well. The cemetary is large and tranquil and should be visited if you are in the area. There is no entry fee but a contribution to its upkeep... More 

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Amsterdam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

In the Mellah (Jewish quarter) there used to be 30,000 Jews, now only 200 are left. Yet, there is a synagogue (most others were converted to houses) which is interesting to visit. It has stunning blue colours. The rest of the quarter still has some remains of the Jewish history, and a few specialty markets and workshops.

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1 Thank Alfred V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

If you're looking for a taste of local Marrakech you need to visit the Mellah of Marrakech. Beautiful architecture, amazing views.

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1 Thank FuTalks
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We wandered in by accident and were constantly jumping out of the way of faster moving traffic! However we did find a lovely Synagog with wonderful 'Majorelle' Blue painted benches and shutters. A quiet oasis which we discovered by chance and suspect we'd never find again. We weren't observant enough to notice the occasional Star of David on the buildings.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

If you are interested in religion and culture the mella is an interesting place to check out. The synagogue holds a very interesting museum about the history of the jewish communities in Morocco, while the fairly large cemetery is a curious 20 minute spin.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

We wandered through this part of town and, at times, didn't feel that safe. But ended up at the Jewish tombs and we were blown away by the odd beauty of the place as the sun was low in the sky. Virtually no one comes her and this is a shame. Small donations keeps the place safe.

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