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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Thank roger d
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This was my third visit to Marrakesh, and first visit to Mellah, Jewish quarter. Narrow streets of the quarter return me back 60 years when the Jews still lived here for centuries, and then almost all left to Israel. Muslim neighbors took their place, have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tomi V
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Visit the Jewish area with the spice market, and see the small sign above the passageway to the Synagogue for a historical visit. Therafter, a 150m walk along the side streets to the Mellah with a small donation for non Jews.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MB201065
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

In Morocco, the Mellah refers to the area where the Jewish community resided. Starting from the 15th century, all over the country, Mellahs flourished and became small walled cities within cities. At the beginning they were seen as a protection against the Arabs' attacks but,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank fabiodiglio
Reviewed 29 September 2018

It was a great experience to walk in the old alleys of the Jewish quarter (Melah), and see the houses were the jewish community used to live. Close to Jamma alFna, but so different

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael R
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The old Jewish neighborhood is a bit dilapidated and not as well kept as other parts of Marrakesh, but it looks more authentic that way. There are fewer shops and they cater to locals, so there's very little pressure from storeowners. The Lezama synagogue is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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