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Address: Marrakech, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This is the Jewish neighborhood in Marrakech. Here you´ll find the Lezama...

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.

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Jewish area

The old Jewish area is not popular for new Raids and many tourist are accommodating there as well. Near the spice market and you can see a Synagogue and a Cemetery which are worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Myggenas, Sweden
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide and the new reviews of this place recommend to go there, so we were expecting a UAU when we arrived there, but no! Around the Synagogue there is a lot of prostitutes (it was the first time I felt insecure in Marrakech!) when you arrived there the building is a riad, that is painted with that amazing blue... More 

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Myggenas, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old Jewish area is not popular for new Raids and many tourist are accommodating there as well. Near the spice market and you can see a Synagogue and a Cemetery which are worth to see if having time.

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Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after visiting the busy streets of Marrakech and the souks, it was fascinating to see the Mellah. The jewish area of Marrakech is more organised and cleaner compared to the Medina. It's like two different worlds and definitely worth a visit.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very different from the center of Medina, calm and well renovated. You can walk around without the need to deviated from people and scooters all the time. If you have time you can visit the cemetery and have the locals telling you the history of the place.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stumbled upon here by accident and it was interesting to see the old synagogue, the spice market & numerous spice stalls, the chief rabbis house, etc. We didn't spend too long here but there wasn't a huge amount to see - glad we found it though.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wonderful little area with great historic meaning. Recently restored (so it seems) this is another pieces of the rich history of the red City. Visit the Synagogue to take a look back at the history of the Jews in Morocco.

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

There seem to be some naysayers about visiting the Mellah. If you're looking to only see "glamorous" touristy places... yeah, skip it. But if you want a real look at another culture and how other people live... plan your path to go through here. Sure, it's not pretty. But it's real and it tells you a lot. The Slat al... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Someone is ploughing cash into the Mellah and upgrading, possibly gentifying, the area. New shops, new restaurants - worth a look beyond the synagogue and the cemetery.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

The market in the Mellah section of the city is know especially for their spice markets. What we found is that most vendors in this market are just aggressive sellers of the same spices found all over Marrakesh but in stall #175, on one of the corners, the young man will literally charge 10X what others are selling similar spices... More 

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MA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Large Jewish graveyard and a few blocks away there's Salat El-Azma but the rest of the neighborhood is run down, even by local standards. There are few jews left - at the synagogue we were told about 200 people total. We also found a few houses with evidence of prior Jewish occupation and a kosher butcher. If you're only in... More 

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