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unusual find. interesting

Was not expecting to find this. No Jews left in the town. Perfectly preserved, with the scrolls... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Epping, United Kingdom
Interesting historical & cultural place to visit

This is a very nicely restored old synagogue in Essaouira's old Mellah (Jewish Quarter). The keeper... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Was not expecting to find this. No Jews left in the town. Perfectly preserved, with the scrolls (ask politely). Custodian speaks a little Frech. No price is specified, suggest 20D each. Also find the cemetries.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is a very nicely restored old synagogue in Essaouira's old Mellah (Jewish Quarter). The keeper will tell you the story of the synagogue and the community that used it. There are many pictures of the past and present of the Jewish life in Essaouira....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ale_Limbru
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit many of the sites in Essaouira where a vibrant Jewish community flourished. The most fortunate part of the tour was that we located Joseph Sebag, owner of the Galerie Aida( worth a visit!!) and also known as the “last...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Suzybvmt
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

l would like to recommend the visit of this old and original school and Synagogue to all the visitors of Essaouira in order to witness the total harmony and symbiosis lived in Morocco between all ethnographic groups in Morocco.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Departure799375
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Having just visited the Slat Lkahal synagogue which is being restored, it was nice to visit a synagogue which is in use. The ground floor is the rabbi's private quarters, and is preserved as the last rabbi, Haim Pinto, left it. The next floor houses...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rod F
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Not easy to find but well worth the effort. Beautiful sephardic synagogue. Looks like a synagogue in Safed Israel.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank _smcrane716
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Reconstracted and new renovated building with all rooms and holy Equipment for Jewish ceremony. Visit for all Person possible. Smal historical room for remembering of Jewish People of Essaouira.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 419rolandk
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Beautiful well looked after synagogue, sadly there was nothing in english explaining the history of the place but very i interesting to see.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sharonfv
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

A bit hard to find and not always open, the synagogue is really interesting and historic. It played an important part during period when many Jews lived in Essaouira and is still a very sacred place. Not much information available there and the guides don't...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The Simon Attias Synagogue was built in 1882 in former Mogador, now Essaouira In Rue Laalouj in the Kasbah, just beside the former British consulate. It is also known as the Bet Ha-Knesset Simon Attias, M'sod Attias and Shaarei T'filah. The synagogue was on the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Tomi V
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