We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lazama Synagogue”
Review of Mellah

Mellah
Book In Advance
More Info
$93.32*
and up
Evening Food Tour in Marrakech
More Info
$60.00*
and up
Jewish Heritage and Moorish Splendor: Private Guided Marrakech Tour
More Info
$478.58*
and up
Marrakech Private Day Trip From Agadir
Ranked #34 of 170 things to do in Marrakech
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: No
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 April 22, 2013

We found the atmosphere more friendly, there were no touts and the shopkeepers were not so agressive as the souks. The streets are more grid like in this area but still we would not have found the synagogue without help. So easy to walk past a door in a long wall. Beautiful simple tiled wall leads into a cool courtyard with pool in the middle. The balconied upper floors all open out onto the courtyard which has a lived-in family atmosphere. The synagogue has a quiet simplicity. There is also a display of old photographs in the courtyard.

Thank S M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (564)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

154 - 158 of 564 reviews

Reviewed April 21, 2013

Going there you can see some real life in Marrakech. Be prepared to ignore the stubborn 'guides' (they may look quite scary) to avoid complications and waste of money. I don't really see this place worth a visit (with all the adventures you can potentially face), unless you are related somehow with it.

Thank W.D. B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Try to get past all the hawkers who know a few words of English and try to rope you into their stall. There are some very authentic shopkeepers who sell the real spices - ground as you purchase them - even if they do not speak your language - with the calculator - everyone can understand the numbers!

1  Thank Shiraz-2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

The Jewish quarter is a different atmosphere than the souk.
Everyone is much more relaxed and the stocks of spices is continually renewed because this is where the local population goes to buy them.
Also the prices are sometimes written which gives you an idea of what you should pay for them !

Thank Thomas D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 14, 2013

To the right of the Palais Bahia is a road that snakes under an arch and winds its way by the Mellah, the old Jewish quarter. Thankfully, someone has scrawled the word synagog on the wall or else you'd miss the entrance to the Mellah, the old Jewish quarter. Follow that winding path until you find a door on the left right before it opens up into a small square. Behind that door is a Jewish synagogue. If you miss it, ask any of the neighbours and they are happy to point it out to you. It seems they live peacefully side by side of the Jews. Also further along, you will find the most fascinating Jewish cemetery dating back to the 1100s. Again, if you get lost, just ask. Anyone in the area will be happy to escort you to the cemetery. Worth the trip

2  Thank JuneRogers61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mellah also viewed

Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 

Been to Mellah? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing