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Jewish Cemetery

Av Molay Hicham & Av. Ghazouat Badr, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Its an easy visit but all you see are stone slabs that the weather has worn smooth. Its interesting... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Marcos G
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Visiting the cemetery

Visiting the cemetery, that is situated near the beach, was for me a holy shock! Especially the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
יוסי מ
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Even Yehuda, Israel
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Av Molay Hicham & Av. Ghazouat Badr, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Its an easy visit but all you see are stone slabs that the weather has worn smooth. Its interesting to see them stacked up and to see the whole thing being protected by a Muslim state. But then Morocco is know for letting all faiths...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting the cemetery, that is situated near the beach, was for me a holy shock! Especially the grave of the rabai haim pinto , that was well known among the jewish morrocan! I stood near the grave asking for blessings!

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Only 5 minute outside of the old city walls, the cemetery isn't easy to find but worth it if you do. If you find a door in a wall and knock if it isn't open, a little old lady should let you in. No longer...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had been looking for the gate to be open on a number of occasions and on returning from the Sunday souk (flea market) we noticed it was and went in. Young men were sweeping up the sand that blows over from the beach. There...More

Thank sisterraysaid
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

The cemetary reflects the once-large Jewish population of Essaouira who lived harmoniously with the Muslim population. It's not a tourist site, but a piece of the history of Morocco and it's tolerance for all religions.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

I had often passed by the Jewish cemetery, either on foot or in the caleche, on my way north to the beach, along Avenue Moulay Hicham, but the front door was always closed and although I knocked a couple of times there was no reply...More

3  Thank Kaptainsensible
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Jewish heritage is a part of the Moroccan history. It's very impressive. Knock on the door and if you are lucky if its closed someone will let you in. It's a little out of the way but its also worth a visit. I didnt expect...More

2  Thank Janr20
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

I'm not sure what I was seeing and there was nothing or no one there to help me out. It's not easy to find but it is near the Medina. It's old and holds a lot of history but I was not able to share.

Thank michael p
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

The jewish heritage of the city condenses here in the cemetery, including the impressive grave of the famous Rabbi Pinto. A must see if it is open and if you can find it.

1  Thank Michael E
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

The door was ajar so we knocked and a pleasant older lady ushered us in. Interesting small site at the edge of the town just along from the medina. Clearly a lot of history here. Would be very nice if there was some more information...More

1  Thank Dataflow
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Jaydee700
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Response from Bryan A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Rabbi Chaim Pinto synagogue. A very nice woman - Muslim not Jewish looks after it. Her son looks after the two cemeteries. The area where the synagogue is located is under construction and a little sketchy. Safe but... More
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