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.

“Old Jewish Quarter” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mellah

Mellah
Book In Advance
$103*
and up
Full-Day Marrakech Discovery Tour with Lunch
Ranked #38 of 153 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.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Old Jewish Quarter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a facinating place to roam about . There are i understand about 40 very old jewish families living peacefully here. There are Hebrew writings on many houses . There is a spice and jewelery market. Only a couple of minutes walk from the Riad.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Caravangirl21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

430 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    116
    197
    92
    21
    4
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Guam, Mariana Islands
Level Contributor
73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Where did it go?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our guide took us through this part of the town and I was confused, like, "Where is it!?" Well, it is smaller and the Jewish population are pretty much non-existent, from the words of our guide. But I had a chance to go in to where they had worship but yeah, it was okay.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank LaTashaMarie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Irby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Sad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is an area in the city were the Jews used to live. The large , once grand houses are all now derelict and the area is full of rubbish, debris and lots of kittens. I image it used to be very grand. Very interesting.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Caroline F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Beccles, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“View how the Morrocans live”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Mellah gives a great insight to a real functioning market that is not for tourists. Definitely worth bobbing in, but hold your nose in the meat market :-)

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Suff0lktyke
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Devon UK
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Another bit of peace and quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

A break from the intensity of Marrakech is always welcome and this is a good opportunity. It's also very beautiful and moving and well worth 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour to get your breath back. It's also good that there is a Jewish area of a Muslim country, Morocco is not hard line thanks to a wise king.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Jonathan H
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