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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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Remnants of the old Jewish Quarter

A nice leasurely walk thru the Mellah is a pleasant experience. The Jewish homes had open balconies many with the Star of David symbol. The Arab homes had closed off balconies so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
StevenHScher
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Atlanta, Georgia
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice leasurely walk thru the Mellah is a pleasant experience. The Jewish homes had open balconies many with the Star of David symbol. The Arab homes had closed off balconies so the woman can not be seen. It was an interesting still thru the Mellah.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oldest part of Marrakech; Mellah is the jewish quarter. We stayed in a riad near the Bahia palace and it prove to be a good base for sight seeing. Easy to walk everywhere from here but just far enough from the centre to get some peace at the end of the day.

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Thank Hils712
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Nearby spice market and towards the kasbah .and behind bahia palace ..this is the Jewish quarters once occupied by the Jewish people and today it is yet inhabited by few families albeit of morrocan descent .. I personally found the mellah at fez far more attractive and intriguing . Though for sure it's worth checking out . It's flanked by... More 

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Thank chandrapriti
Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a very nice place to buy handmade jewellery. They sure know how to work on gold. The jewels are beautiful.

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Thank Natacha S
Benitachell, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A bit more upmarket that the Medina, which can get just as busy and probably better visited at nights with all the lights, smells and sights and sounds of a modern Morocco. This is where all the colours abound that you often see in brochure photographs of the high stacked piles of spices. some lovely buildings and the usual intricate... More 

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Thank Wayne M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Looks like the jewish essencen has vanished and all it is left are some narrow creepy old streets in the mellah. However the synagogue has some interesting facts and pics of the jewish heritage in the medina and it is beautiful to see.

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Thank Pepe G
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A good introduction to the former life of Jews in Marrakesh. Go to the cemetery and visit a mosque. Many people will offer you guiding there, but there is no need. Just go straight from the Bahia Palace. At the cemetery, the staff will give you a map on how to find the mosque.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Mellah is the old Jewish quarter of Marrakech and is a lot quieter than the main medina area around the souk. There are some small shops, and a small indoor market - which is a bit like a tardis. This is the place to go if you want to buy spices or jewellery.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This area has a great history and it is also great if you wish to buy some jewellery however there are much more interesting areas to visit in the Medina of Marrakech.

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