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“Unique experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Miaara Jewish Cemetery

Miaara Jewish Cemetery
Ranked #53 of 154 things to do in Marrakech
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Mountain View, California
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103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Unique experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

This Jewish cemetery is still in use, dates back to the 15th century, guides on site. Very interesting tombstones and burial preparation area.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Bird watchers haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

Take a trip to the Jewish cemetery and sit down and chill out with a pair of bins. The place is fairly overgrown but good for birds. Larks/Barbary partridge,Bulbul,Kestrel and House Bunting. Groundsman also said little owls hide in the walls. storks fly over regularly.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Helen K
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Dendermonde, Belgium
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393 reviews
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“Another side of Marrakech”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a burial place, absolutely not like we westerners are used to.
The burial place started around 15hundred. So graves of that period are still there and you can follow the fashions changing in time.
The toombs are very close to one another and are placed completely without any order.
To prevent the toombs from decaying, they are cemented.
Well known rabbi's have a little house as toomb. One can see that people come here as a pelgrimage, since there are little alcoves made in them to be able to burn candles.
You could think that it is not well kept, since weeds grow all around, but even they have their charm.
What I do not understand is that the muslims claim to be very tolerant and that now, from the many thousands Jewish inhabitants of former days, there are only a few dozen Jews left.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Luc V
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Neerpelt, Belgium
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Jewish cemetery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Near El badii and la Bahia. Don't follow the 'friendly guides' at the medina, easy to find through the big gates. Free entrance, donation appreciated.

Visited February 2014
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4 Thank Inca_minca
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

A huge space filled with capped graves, punctuated with tombs of great rabbis. The back wall is filled with elaborate mausoleums, particularly from the French Protectorate period. Powerful. (It is also free; donations accepted of course.)

Visited February 2014
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