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“ritual bath” (6 reviews)
“focal point” (2 reviews)
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Fes, Morocco
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"jewish history"
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"ritual bath"
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"focal point"
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"holy place"
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"interesting visit"
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"worth a visit"
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"old city"
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"torah"
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"caretaker"
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"jews"
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"mellah"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an abandoned synagogue restored for tourists to visit. As synagogues go this one is quite plain but representative of a working Moroccan synagogue of the last couple of centuries. Look for the steps leading down below the synagogue floor to the mikve. What...More

Thank golouis99
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't believe this is considered a must-see in Fès. I understand the significance for the Jewish community, but this is not an interesting synagogue nor is it beautiful compared to others.

Thank Dominic L
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

If you go to Fes el-Jdid then a visit to the Danan Synagogue should be on your list of must-dos. If you're not planning to head to that part of Fes, then this is probably not worth a special trip, unless you have special interest...More

Thank GVancouver
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This synagogue is part of the mellah (Jewish quarter) in Fez and provides a good focal point to reflect on the history of Jewish people in Morocco. This synagogue was in active use by local Jews until the mass migration of the Jewish population to...More

Thank J0anned568
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

It is amazing to see this synagogue and it helps open the door to learning more about Moroccos rich and diverse history. It is wonderful that the synagogue is protected and able to be visited and enjoyed. It is totally safe to visit and nobody...More

Thank travelbugAZ
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We stopped in here with our guide who wanted to be sure that we saw the very ancient Torah still here in the Holy place and to reinforce how long ago that Jews and Muslims lived close together and in harmony with each other.

Thank tom l
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We struggled to find it the first time round, with loads of touts offering to show us the way which we rejected, but the second time round we actually saw a sign leading us to it which was helpful. It is a small building which...More

Thank doofvfood
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Jewish community of Fez is the oldest in Morocco and date back to the establishment of the city. When Merenids built Fes Jdid, they moved Jew community closer to palace because they were valuable administrators, bureaucrats and traders for the dynasty. Name of their quarter,...More

4  Thank NikolaCelic
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

This synagogue is a great place to view what has happened to the Jews in Fes and they had great pictures surrounding each room to see who the important people were of that time. Time for pictures and to donate.

Thank colinbW6984OI
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This restored house of worship was lovingly repurposed over several years. . From the 17 th century was built after the explosion of Sephardic Jews in Spain. Very popular tourist place it has decorations dedicated by worshippers and is one of 18 original synagogues remaining....More

Thank Allan S
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jfgreen2
7 June 2017|
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Response from taliesgrandma | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the synagogue is only open to visitors to see the building. I don't believe that they have services any more.
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