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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mellah is the first Jewish Quarter in Morocco, it's not really far from the old Medina, but you can see that they make a real contrast. The Medina is a lot more conservative, it has the narrowest streets I've ever seen, and the old...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

This is a very interesting and worthwhile place to visit as this is a Jewish cemetary in the heart of the medina that has been in use for hundreds of years.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 341hermanj
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Interesting to see a little history of a Fes from a different segment of the community. Beautiful calm place. Get the taxi to drop you next to royal palace and it is to the right of the square....10dh entrance fee and a brief overview which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tracey011
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Not very easy to find but the Synagogue in the Mellah is definitely worth a visit. The room is in good shape and the photos of other synagogues around Morocco are very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GrillMeisterNYC
Reviewed October 16, 2018

The visit to the cemetery was fascinating. The numerous tombstones texts tell the community's story.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dewsp
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Very interesting to see this part of town very close to Royal Palace. We visited synagogue Habarim too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank milankov
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is the old Jewish sector. The Jews were encouraged to live in the city as they brought commerce and ran businesses to create employment. One side has the better homes for the richer members and the other has housing for the poor

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John R
Reviewed October 1, 2018

While the neighborhood itself has very little to show, the two highlights are worth the visit. The Synagogue is a well cared example of Moroccan Jewish religious architecture. The cemetery with its mostly white tombs tells a long story of Jewish past (and present) in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ale_Limbru
Reviewed September 29, 2018

It was very impressive to visit this place, especially the cemetary with the tomb of Sulika. A good place to see the history of Morrocan jews

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael R
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Not only Jews are taken around the Mellah (synagogue etc.). Moroccans have love and respect for Jewish people and regret that there are very few left in Morocco. The Government makes every effort to preserve ancient Jewish sites.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sandy F
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October 11, 2016|
Response from Prateek J | Reviewed this property |
Check with your Riad in Fes. This would be the most trusted way of finding out. Some days the street market is closed.
January 18, 2015|
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Response from sidraa02 | Reviewed this property |
We're family group of 8 and trip arranged with a guide, however people are extremely friendly and helpful and am sure they'll be of great guidance when needed. Jewish sites are not not far, matter of walk distance and within... More