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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice and well kept synagogue. We had a guide with us to help us find the synagogue. Unfortunately, the guide had never been there so knew very little about it. There are signs throughout written in English which were very helpful.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sylvia26
Reviewed 1 week ago

With an increase in interest in the Jewish history of Morocco (both within the country and among diaspora), sites like the Aben Danan Synagogue are finally being recognized as cultural treasures. Visitors familiar only with the Ashkenazy tradition may experience some dislocation upon entering the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a small alley in Fes, is located synagogue Aben Danan - go in and see part of Jewish history in Morocco. Mind your head when climbing to the top floor, I banged mine...

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Aben Danan Synagogue is not easily found (but then, what is in the Medina of Fez), but worth finding and visiting. Although it is restored, it still feels old.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Richard N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Opportunity to walk into a well maintained historical site Access to prayer hall and attached rooms as well as view from roof

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 13 August 2019

Visited this synagogue in the Mellah or Jewish Quarter of Fez. I learning so much about Moroccan Jews. This particular synagogue has a double ark with a Torah that brought tears to my eyes. Interesting mikvah (ritual bath) in the basement. A hole in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helene H
Reviewed 23 May 2019

While in Fez, we visited Aben Danan Synagogue as part of our itinerary with our tour group. We then had both a Jewish local guide and our guide, who were both knowledgeable about this synagogue proceed to lecture. The history and it's importance were both...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2019

This was my second time here, after 6 years. I came here as a part of deja-vu visit together with my Muslim friend, and it makes my visit even more significant. He was really stunned from all my explanations about the Jewish culture, heritage in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 15 April 2019

It's difficult to remember, but before Christianity and Islam, there was Judaism. Jews were valued for different reasons in Europe and the Mediterranean. They were always a minority but valued for cultural, religious, and banking (mostly because they had relatives all over and could trust...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 14 April 2019

We did not expect to see and feel such rich Jewish history in Morocco. The Moroccan community and Royal family appreciates the contribution of the Jewish people to the culture and history of Morroco. This is an important site to visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Dannial_Y
11 January 2019|
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Response from Carol A S | Reviewed this property |
Seems the same as most other attractions in Fez, 9-4, but could be closed at lunch, and during srevices.
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Joshua P
27 March 2018|
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I don't want to risk offending you by giving you any of the many answers that come immediately to mind. Let's just say that the Judaism and Christianity are different religions, and this is one of the ways that they are... More
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jfgreen2
7 June 2017|
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Response from taliesgrandma | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the synagogue is only open to visitors to see the building. I don't believe that they have services any more.
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