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Miaara Jewish Cemetery

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Address: Avenue Taoulat Miara | Mellah, Marrakech, Morocco

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Once you know where it is, not difficult to find, but that is usually the case. If you are coming past the Bahia Palace, follow the palace walls around the left until the cemetery... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Geordie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Once you know where it is, not difficult to find, but that is usually the case. If you are coming past the Bahia Palace, follow the palace walls around the left until the cemetery walls are in front of you and you see the entrance. Men are to cover their head, and cloth caps are available. Officially, there is no... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centuries of graves deposited since the Reconquista and subsequent exodus from the Iberian peninsula, this place tells the story.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is not like cemeteries in London- very plain and the graves of men, women and children are separate. Everything is modest and understated, it feels very foreign and ancient. Also the cemetery quiet, so different from the rest of Marrakesh!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

It's in good shape, but only go if you really want to see it and have time. Only a few of the graves are marked and it's pretty homogenous.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We learned so much from our fabulous guide Mokhtar. He literally brought the cemetery to life for us telling us stories about the Tzadikim and the various families and the plagues that struck the city during various periods of history. It was part of a day tour we had learning about the jewish community in Marrakesh.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

An immensely atmospheric and historical and indeed holy place. You will catch a profound flavour of the life of the Jewish people of Marrakesh, whose ancestors go back to Roman North Africa.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Morocco is completely Muslim but you can feel the Jewish influence and heritage in a lot of the different places It is amazing that after centuries it has been preserved and not destroyed It has a great historic value since it is very old, but don't expect large monuments or museums

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Marrakech
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I am not Jewish,but jews are part of the history of the kingdom,protected by the rulers,yet worried enough to deaprt towards Israel.There are two synagoges existing in Marrakech these days,and one Christian church.Police guards,discret,are posted,but not so at the cemetery,in the old Jewish quarter,the mellah.I had no problem entering the cemetery,no control,no apparent protection.The graves are without flowers,grey and black,but... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We didn't find this easy to find and were helped by some locals. However, as we entered we could see what an amazing place it is. There are some fantastic tombs. We have never seen a Jewish Cemetery and it was such an insight to see how other religions bury their loved ones. It is free to enter, however, men... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Morocco use to have a substantial Jewish community. The cemetery is large with burial sites close together and two levels deep in some areas. The "grounds keeper" gave us a brief history. The cemetery offers a quiet refuge from the hustle of the city. As a male I was requested to wear a head cover.

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