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“Best Place to buy your Herbs and Spices”
Review of Mellah

Mellah
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Evening Food Tour in Marrakech
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Jewish Heritage and Moorish Splendor: Private Guided Marrakech Tour
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 25, 2012

The other reviews have described why it's well worth a visit to La Mellah. Here's another good reason. A trip to Marrakesh isn't complete without buying some spices, natural remedies or the very popular argan oil. These can be found all over Marrakesh, but the best place to buy them is in La Mellah the Jewish Quarter. They buy direct from the Berbers who come down from the Atlas mountains once per week and auction of the spices etc. Your not only get the best prices, everything has a set price here, so you can look and see how much they cost before purchasing, unlike the souks in central old town who come and buy wholesale here and then add their bit on and charge what they can get away with.

The street with the spice shops in, can be tricky to find we got some luck on this from the lad who's dad own's the rug shop right next door to the Bahia Palace, the shop is directly left of the palace. After walking through what felt like a trip back to biblical times, we came to the street with spice shops running the whole length of the street. We shopped at number 150 run buy a lad called Mossafa another family run business with a welcoming no hard sale attitude, in fact refreshingly the complete opposite to the souks.

4  Thank Mark H
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

We stumbled upon this neighbourhood when we wanted to visit one of the palaces located nearby.

We visited the Synagogue which was a fun experience, a friendly Jewish student explained about the history of the building and the Jewish community in Morocco and Marrakesh.

I recommend to hire an official tourguide if you're planning on visiting the Mellah and other small and crowded places in Marrakesh. Since this will make your tour more comfortable and you will not be constantly harassed by locals.

1  Thank kfbkrebbers
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Beautiful little square, with artisanal shops facing onto it - and a herbalist shop. Visited 2x - 1st time, students from Marrakech design college were doing an exam - a sketch of the square in black and white. Very friendly area. Wish we could have located the nearby synagogue. Picked up some herbals.

1  Thank 7dayweekend_2010
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

This area gives you an insight into poverty that most of us never have the misfortune to experience but ought to see from time to time to see how lucky we are. Yet the people were friendly despite all adversity. We were advised not to visit at night, but felt perfectly safe during the day.

3  Thank jswestern
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

a strool to this "quartier" is an experience of its own. you will feel like you live in Marrakech and you just went out to buy some salted lemons for your cooking at home. it is really nice to fell yourself melted with their street culture.

1  Thank nettto
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