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“Spice market”
Review of Mellah

Mellah
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$70.00*
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Jewish Heritage and Moorish Splendor: Private...
Ranked #51 of 185 things to do in Marrakech
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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 June 24, 2013

Stumbled across the Mellah on a walk out. Got toalking to the owner and a server very knowledgable about their wares and football! Given a very nice mint tea on the first visit and a herb tea on the second visit. If you want spices this is the place to go. They also have an email address.

1  Thank Myrtle333
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The synagogue is hidden away on a back street. It is worth a look and has an interesting collection of Sephardic Judaica. Other than than the synagogue there was very little evidence of a Jewish presence here.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Although the mellah has a history to it, it's quite difficult to know when you're in it. The buildings are apparently smaller and have balconies, and residents lived above. Having said that, this isn't always obvious to the tourist looking for signs of the mellah. Take a guide.

Thank doctorj42
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Marrakech really touched my heart, a lot of people warned me about staying safe as i am a young blonde girl. My advice is cover up dress modestly and wear a scarf around your head if your fair and they respect that you are respecting their culture.
As for the mellah its wonderful, such vibrant colours and interesting smells and objects everywhere, my only warning would be some one will try take you everywhere and they will rip you off, find your own way. It may look like a maze but it does all join up eventually, if you are lost ask someone in a shop to get you back to the main square, they are helpful!

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Spend an interesting day visiting the Jewish quarter, first through the market which was full of fascinating spice shops, haberdashiers and more goods for its inhabitants than a tourist place. Then walked the very narrow and fascinating streets of the mellah ending up and round to the Stork restaurant for lunch. Good way to spend a morning.

1  Thank anne_kingston
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