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Address: Marrakech, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This is the Jewish neighborhood in Marrakech. Here you´ll find the Lezama...

This is the Jewish neighborhood in Marrakech. Here you´ll find the Lezama Synagoge, an important historical site, as well as other eating and shopping opportunities.

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Wonderful little area with great historic meaning. Recently restored (so it seems) this is another pieces of the rich history of the red City. Visit the Synagogue to take a look... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon here by accident and it was interesting to see the old synagogue, the spice market & numerous spice stalls, the chief rabbis house, etc. We didn't spend too long here but there wasn't a huge amount to see - glad we found it though.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little area with great historic meaning. Recently restored (so it seems) this is another pieces of the rich history of the red City. Visit the Synagogue to take a look back at the history of the Jews in Morocco.

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Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There seem to be some naysayers about visiting the Mellah. If you're looking to only see "glamorous" touristy places... yeah, skip it. But if you want a real look at another culture and how other people live... plan your path to go through here. Sure, it's not pretty. But it's real and it tells you a lot. The Slat al... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Someone is ploughing cash into the Mellah and upgrading, possibly gentifying, the area. New shops, new restaurants - worth a look beyond the synagogue and the cemetery.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The market in the Mellah section of the city is know especially for their spice markets. What we found is that most vendors in this market are just aggressive sellers of the same spices found all over Marrakesh but in stall #175, on one of the corners, the young man will literally charge 10X what others are selling similar spices... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Large Jewish graveyard and a few blocks away there's Salat El-Azma but the rest of the neighborhood is run down, even by local standards. There are few jews left - at the synagogue we were told about 200 people total. We also found a few houses with evidence of prior Jewish occupation and a kosher butcher. If you're only in... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Like evey quarter in Marrakech this one is unique tells a lot about the current financial situation of its residents. Although it's very much rundown, you can find here the largest Jewish cemetery which is alos being renovated. On a clear day you can admire the Atlas mountains. The synagogue is not far from here, actually you leave the cemetary... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The quarter was the original jewish quarter of Marrakesh. Walking through you find vendors, craftsman and other vendors selling their wares. It is a labyrinth of colors, people and architecture.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Recently we visited Jewish quarter (Mellah) in Marrakesh Medina. The quarter borders with the largest in Morocco Jewish cemetery that is well worth the visit. There are few synagogues still functioning in Mellah. The best known is Salat El-Azma (Lazama). It is a little challenging to find, but there is a plenty of help from people on the streets to... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We lived in a beautiful Riad in the Mellah when we visited Marrakech over Christmas. The district is a genuine Medina neighborhood with narrow alleys and vendors selling food and spices to the locals. There are also some more standard souks catering for tourists and some good restaurants around Place des Ferblantiers. Many of the houses are pretty run down... More 

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