A fairly non-descript area of the Medina, and yet worthy of mention. There's a cool synagogue down some alleyways, which is open to the public. The best flower market and the best fresh fish market in the Medina are just off the Place des Ferblanitiers. The Kosybar is a great hang-out right next to the Badi Palace. Personally I wouldn't be strolling down the derbs alone late at night. An anecdote - I don't know whether it's true or not - during the second world war, with France conquered and the German army advancing across North Africa, it was required of Morocco to extradite all Jews to France. Upon which the authorities stated "We have no Jews here, only Moroccans." And so no Jews were deported to almost certain death.
The Mellah, literally "The Salt", is the name given to all Jewish quarters in Moroccan cities, after the site in Fes which was a military salt depot, and which served as a ghetto for Jews following the ousting of the Moors from Spain.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.