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Reviewed 2 days ago

Will only take 20 minutes but interesting building and history. Great views from the top floor. Lovely guide who has enough English to get by.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LEMONPOSSUM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible old Sephardic synagogue. Not open often, so much arrange with knowledgable caretaker for private tour. Needed to bring an English-speaking guide as caretaker only speaks french and arabic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan G
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This restored synagogue was the not only the home of Rabbi Chaim Pinto but an active synagogue for centuries. The synagogue is located upstairs. There is a caretaker that can give you a short tour. It is important to note that in 1912 12,000 Jews...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TERRISCHWARTZ
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The rabbi's home of old and existing synagogue. Hire the guardian's services for a brief enthusiastic tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PBCinEngland
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This synagogue was built within the house of the Rabbi which makes it different. The small praying hall has been beautifully restored as has been most of the house. You get an explanation of the room's purposes and a bit of the history and life...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ale_Limbru
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This synagoge is hidden inside the Jewish quarter (Mlah). It is small but very impressive. Typical Moroccan synagoge

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael R
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

For those with Jewish ancestry, it is good to see this 200 year old place founded by Haim Pinto. No more Jews live here. An old Tora is in place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ewaizel
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this real treasure, we were given a guided tour by a gentleman, who explained that his wife usually does the tour. The Synagogue has been beautifully restored , it is still an active Synagogue. There is two small women’s rooms on two levels...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 998christinew
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We enjoyed looking at the rabbi’s rooms and the synagogue . The giide was ‘free’ but tip expe ted and the explanation was limited at nest

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank hilltopOxon
Reviewed 28 November 2017

There was a great caretaker, and he showed us around. It is well kept. A definite stop if you want to see synagogues.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank lisa c
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