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“jewish quarter”(31 reviews)
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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.
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Tomi V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 28 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

1  Thank Ale_Limbru
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

There are small shops selling many kinds of goods. Our Riad was down an alleyway. I was traveling with my husband & always felt safe. Some workers at shop would try to speak to you, one young salesman was educating me on the sandalwood, jasmine...More

Thank obdocSanJose
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The old Jewish area of the town, we enjoyed a quiet walk down these discreet streets between high mud-baked walls. It is a nice complement to the other sights in Marrakesh,

Thank Zolin22
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We stand out as foreign tourists in the Jewish Quarter which is ok during the day but quite intimidating after dark. Our Riad is off the spice market so involves a walk through lanes and I hate to feel afraid and really want to be...More

Thank ClareF677
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Not much different than other poor neighborhoods. Not anything left of Jewish history except the beautiful Lazama synogogue and the very eerie looing cemetary

Thank rsri
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is where the Jews of Marrakech lived. Now, there is a very small Jewish community and some abandoned synagogues. However, to walk the streets and imagine what it was like 100 years ago made this a spiritual journey. Definitely see this on your visit...More

Thank RenandIssey
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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!