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Historic place of high importance

Only 5 minute outside of the old city walls, the cemetery isn't easy to find but worth it if you... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Recommend for those interested in Jewish History of Morocco

The cemetary reflects the once-large Jewish population of Essaouira who lived harmoniously with the... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

In this huge jewish cemetery of Essaouira,we can find very old jewish tombs going back to the eleventh century. Also we can visit the the beautiful tomb of Rabbin Pinto who arrived from Portugal to live in this city .

Thank Departure799375
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Great to see a jewish cemetry in Morocco. Ut it was not in good repait and really needs a facelift. Its not far from the beaten track so worth a short detour ...

Thank hilltopOxon
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Its an easy visit but all you see are stone slabs that the weather has worn smooth. Its interesting to see them stacked up and to see the whole thing being protected by a Muslim state. But then Morocco is know for letting all faiths...More

Thank Marcos G
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting the cemetery, that is situated near the beach, was for me a holy shock! Especially the grave of the rabai haim pinto , that was well known among the jewish morrocan! I stood near the grave asking for blessings!

Thank יוסי מ
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Only 5 minute outside of the old city walls, the cemetery isn't easy to find but worth it if you do. If you find a door in a wall and knock if it isn't open, a little old lady should let you in. No longer...More

Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had been looking for the gate to be open on a number of occasions and on returning from the Sunday souk (flea market) we noticed it was and went in. Young men were sweeping up the sand that blows over from the beach. There...More

Thank sisterraysaid
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The cemetary reflects the once-large Jewish population of Essaouira who lived harmoniously with the Muslim population. It's not a tourist site, but a piece of the history of Morocco and it's tolerance for all religions.

Thank OregonMom123
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I had often passed by the Jewish cemetery, either on foot or in the caleche, on my way north to the beach, along Avenue Moulay Hicham, but the front door was always closed and although I knocked a couple of times there was no reply...More

3  Thank Kaptainsensible
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Jewish heritage is a part of the Moroccan history. It's very impressive. Knock on the door and if you are lucky if its closed someone will let you in. It's a little out of the way but its also worth a visit. I didnt expect...More

2  Thank Janr20
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I'm not sure what I was seeing and there was nothing or no one there to help me out. It's not easy to find but it is near the Medina. It's old and holds a lot of history but I was not able to share.

Thank michael p
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Response from Bryan A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Rabbi Chaim Pinto synagogue. A very nice woman - Muslim not Jewish looks after it. Her son looks after the two cemeteries. The area where the synagogue is located is under construction and a little sketchy. Safe but... More