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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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The old Jewish quarter ..... few visuals remain

The quarter was the original jewish quarter of Marrakesh. Walking through you find vendors, craftsman and other vendors selling their wares. It is a labyrinth of colors, people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like evey quarter in Marrakech this one is unique tells a lot about the current financial situation of its residents. Although it's very much rundown, you can find here the largest Jewish cemetery which is alos being renovated. On a clear day you can admire the Atlas mountains. The synagogue is not far from here, actually you leave the cemetary... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quarter was the original jewish quarter of Marrakesh. Walking through you find vendors, craftsman and other vendors selling their wares. It is a labyrinth of colors, people and architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently we visited Jewish quarter (Mellah) in Marrakesh Medina. The quarter borders with the largest in Morocco Jewish cemetery that is well worth the visit. There are few synagogues still functioning in Mellah. The best known is Salat El-Azma (Lazama). It is a little challenging to find, but there is a plenty of help from people on the streets to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lived in a beautiful Riad in the Mellah when we visited Marrakech over Christmas. The district is a genuine Medina neighborhood with narrow alleys and vendors selling food and spices to the locals. There are also some more standard souks catering for tourists and some good restaurants around Place des Ferblantiers. Many of the houses are pretty run down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the houses in this quarter are quite run down and give little clue as to its heritage. However the Jewish cemetery is well maintained and should not be missed, with tombs going back to the 16th century (the time of the Saadians). Well worth the 10DH admission. Nearby is the Laazama synagagoue, a bit hard to find (what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Completely refurbished and low-key. Best place to buy spices and take in mint tea with the locals in the market.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Lots of information about the Jewish people who settled in Morocco and still live there. Interesting stories and great architrave.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Once a thriving Jewish community for several centuries there was a mass exodus in the 1960s. The spice market still is in full operation and the surrounding community has seen better days. The cemetery is still there with 500 unmarked graves reflecting better times then cholera killed many people. If you get turned around in the Mellah, talk with a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Good area for a stroll people watching, drinking tea...I dont shop anyway as cannot stand the aggravation of it all...so I spend my time saying no...but otherwise we love the area

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