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Simon Attias Synagogue

Essaouira, Morocco
+212 676-048352
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Very moving.

Not easy to find but well worth the effort. Beautiful sephardic synagogue. Looks like a synagogue... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
White Plains, New York
Ongoing synagogue in the arabic medina

Reconstracted and new renovated building with all rooms and holy Equipment for Jewish ceremony... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Roland K
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Essaouira, Morocco
+212 676-048352
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not easy to find but well worth the effort. Beautiful sephardic synagogue. Looks like a synagogue in Safed Israel.

Thank _smcrane716
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Reconstracted and new renovated building with all rooms and holy Equipment for Jewish ceremony. Visit for all Person possible. Smal historical room for remembering of Jewish People of Essaouira.

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Beautiful well looked after synagogue, sadly there was nothing in english explaining the history of the place but very i interesting to see.

Thank Sharonfv
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

A bit hard to find and not always open, the synagogue is really interesting and historic. It played an important part during period when many Jews lived in Essaouira and is still a very sacred place. Not much information available there and the guides don't...More

Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The Simon Attias Synagogue was built in 1882 in former Mogador, now Essaouira In Rue Laalouj in the Kasbah, just beside the former British consulate. It is also known as the Bet Ha-Knesset Simon Attias, M'sod Attias and Shaarei T'filah. The synagogue was on the...More

Thank Tomi V
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We walked to the Mellah during the day. We were advised to stay out of this area at night as it was the only unsafe place in the Medina. The famous Rabbi Haim Pinto lead the congregation here and the Synagogue has a very interesting...More

Thank Pruguy
Reviewed 8 May 2016

If you venture in the Mellah quarter, this small synagogue it well worth visiting. The guide takes you round and give you an insight in the history.

Thank ettemar
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We stumbled across the synagogue and were welcomed in by the caretaker who showed us around. Language-wise we got by with my old schoolgirl French and her few words of English. The place itself is more significant for what it represents - a degree of...More

Thank Koshkha
Reviewed 9 December 2015

There is plenty of history and interest in visiting this old Synagogue. The caretaker shows you round and tells fascinating histories about the community who lived here.

Thank Miriam14
Reviewed 15 May 2015

There is a sign that invites you to visit the synagogue. It advertises a free visit . Actually there is nothing to visit . You climb up the narrow staircase to a small almost empty room. There is Nothing to see.

Thank Ghada S
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