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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Spent a whole morning exploring the mellah including the synagogue, the cemetery (unusual and serene), the markets (bargain hard but always with a smile- they want a sale) and even came back again another time as found the fragrances and the djellabahs at the market...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ellina28
Reviewed 18 February 2019

We went on a booked outing to the souk with a tour guide (this is a must i have to say) you will definitely get lost, we spent 5 hours walking through it from corner to corner.. comfy shoes are a must... tour guide told...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019

This old rambling area is a fascinating dip into what feels to be authentic Marrakech, but expect regular offers of help- and no expectation to charge you for the privilege until asked. Indeed when asked it will be offered as friendship, but a clear expectation...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Mellah - the Jewish Quarter is no longer predominantly Jewish but it managed to preserve saphardic character and flavor. Lots of lively activity in the streets, many merchants, shoppers. Many streets still have Hebrew names. Small synagogue and cemetery are the highlights of the city...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 19 January 2019

My wife and I were exploring the Medina when we decided to weave our way to the Mellah section and visit Jewish sites. Of course, we got lost along the way, but residents were happy to help us find our way "for free". Being experienced...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cisco289
Reviewed 4 January 2019

It seems like every city in Morocco has a Mellah - a Jewish Quarter. And that is because Jews played such a large part in the culture and history of Morocco. Walking through the Mellah in Marrakech one can see some of the remnants of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YayaShare
Reviewed 31 December 2018

We enjoyed our visit to the Jewish quarter! The synagogue itself is worth a visit. It is small but full of history. The very educational short film is in English and French. The temple itself is also really wonderful. The cemetery is quite striking with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank artzero
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Have a walk in this area and get a new idea about the city. I suggest you to buy spices and argan oil in the Herboristerie Toufik Tidraine in Rue de Commerce, 38. I found honesty and a very kind hospitality. It's more convenient than...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FedericaV84
Reviewed 28 November 2018

They are trying to paint all of the burial sites white to fix the deteriorating.. They need donations when you are there. The caretakers are wonderful people and just seeing this site is amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shelli B
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Firstly we booked our trip to Morocco only to visit the Jewish quarter ( our grandparents quarter ) with the narrow streets and amazing archetecture .

Date of experience: September 2018
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wsleeds
14 March 2018|
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Response from michal P | Reviewed this property |
I think your hotel guide should be enough, lately young guy renew the quarter and the sinagoge and everything has signs and explainations, enjoy!
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