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Address: Fes, Morocco
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USD 76.40*
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Private Guided 6-Hour Walking Tour of Fez
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USD 27.00*
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3-Hour Batha Palace, Bab Boujloud, Mellah and Kings Palace Tour in Fez

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Not the Medina

The Mellah is only about a 10 minute walk from the Blue Gate but the architecture and feel is very different to the Medina. The area is generally in a poor state of repair and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 May 2015
ChrisandMick60
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Montaren et St Mediers
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Montaren et St Mediers
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

The Mellah is only about a 10 minute walk from the Blue Gate but the architecture and feel is very different to the Medina. The area is generally in a poor state of repair and the offers from " guides " are far more aggressive than other parts of Fes and are all unofficial. We found the Mellah interesting but... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

The Jews of Morocco had a long important history and for many of those centuries Fez was a center of Jewish life. Almost all of the Jews have left Morocco and the Jewish Quarter is simply a sad reminder of that past. The synagogue has been restored and is a worthwhile site. You can go to the basement and see... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

The Mellah is the old Jewish Quarter and has a really different feel to the Medina. The roads are wider and the architecture more outward looking. The shop keeps seem approachable and honest. The guys selling dates have really good produce.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

The Fez Mellah is in very poor condition, but worth seeing. The old synagogue has been repaired and a lovely young woman gave us a tour. The old houses with balconies, the Rabbi's house, are all standing but in decayed condition--Unesco needs to step in and save this area.

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Rye Brook, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

A beautifully serene place of history and spirituality. I felt spirits all around me... The tour guide was very knowledgeable and I found out a lot of new and interesting facts about Jewish Moroccan culture. It has saddened me to see the state of disrepair the and Mellah is in, but life goes on and the history is being preserved... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

A surprisingly beautiful place, with more and more sights around every corner. The history is very interesting, even if its not your thing. Get an official guide - they are well worth it and will help you make the most of your visit, while point out things you would miss otherwise. Well worth visiting if you are in Fes.

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Birmingham UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

I really wanted to take a look around the Mellah, but within fifty metres had been approached four times by my 'friends' who wanted to show me the synagogue, Jewish market etc. This was pestering beyond my tolerance - I know it's a poor district and tourists look like easy prey, but I'm afraid I hopped in a petit taxi... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

The difference in architecture is really neat and cemetery was so interesting. If you are limited in time in Fes you can put this on your lower priority list but it is worth the time to visit after you get the more higher priority sites seen such as the tanneries and the medina.

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patra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

An amazing city that you have to see if you came to Marocco.The oldest Medina of Marocco. Many souks full of small shopsand vendors with everything you wish to find Colors , tastes , smells , and people who made lots of handicrafts. Friendly people create a magical setting in the old medina of Fez . Its worth it!!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

"Mellah" refers to salt and is the name given to the salt- (and other stuff) sellers, the Jews who were imported by the sultan to his new capital. The current chief advisor to the king is a Jew, recognized for his intelligence and good counsel. That there is a mellah in most Moroccan cities is the important message of Islam.... More 

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