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Address: Fes, Morocco
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Private Guided 6-Hour Walking Tour of Fez
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3-Hour Batha Palace, Bab Boujloud, Mellah and Kings Palace Tour in Fez

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Hot Stuff...but beautiful city

I am so glad that I didn't get deterred by the heat threat, I enjoyed seeing the craft and intricate tile makers. The tannery and medina was extremely nice and it was great to... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2015
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Navarre, Fl
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Navarre, Fl
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

I am so glad that I didn't get deterred by the heat threat, I enjoyed seeing the craft and intricate tile makers. The tannery and medina was extremely nice and it was great to bargain. The highlight of my trip was hiking to the top of the mountain to see the beautiful views of the city

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Eilat, Israel
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

I understand it is hard to reconstruct the Mellah since people live there, but it would be a pity to let the beautiful Jewish houses with balconies fall down ... We enjoyed a stroll in the neighborhood one afternoon, with the visits of two of the existing synagogues and the Jewish cemetery. Unforgettable.

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Czech Republic
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Mellah, old Jewish quarter of Fes is one of the best preserved site of its kind in Morocco. It is located next to the Royal Palace in Fes El-Jdid, where you can admire its "golden" gate from late 60's. Mellah itself has different vibes than classical medina, architecture reflects influence of Andalusia's Jews, the streets are more spacious and interesting... More 

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Montaren et St Mediers
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Reviewed 24 May 2015

The Mellah is only about a 10 minute walk from the Blue Gate but the architecture and feel is very different to the Medina. The area is generally in a poor state of repair and the offers from " guides " are far more aggressive than other parts of Fes and are all unofficial. We found the Mellah interesting but... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

The Jews of Morocco had a long important history and for many of those centuries Fez was a center of Jewish life. Almost all of the Jews have left Morocco and the Jewish Quarter is simply a sad reminder of that past. The synagogue has been restored and is a worthwhile site. You can go to the basement and see... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015

The Mellah is the old Jewish Quarter and has a really different feel to the Medina. The roads are wider and the architecture more outward looking. The shop keeps seem approachable and honest. The guys selling dates have really good produce.

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Reviewed 30 April 2015

The Fez Mellah is in very poor condition, but worth seeing. The old synagogue has been repaired and a lovely young woman gave us a tour. The old houses with balconies, the Rabbi's house, are all standing but in decayed condition--Unesco needs to step in and save this area.

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Rye Brook, New York
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

A beautifully serene place of history and spirituality. I felt spirits all around me... The tour guide was very knowledgeable and I found out a lot of new and interesting facts about Jewish Moroccan culture. It has saddened me to see the state of disrepair the and Mellah is in, but life goes on and the history is being preserved... More 

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Sydney
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

A surprisingly beautiful place, with more and more sights around every corner. The history is very interesting, even if its not your thing. Get an official guide - they are well worth it and will help you make the most of your visit, while point out things you would miss otherwise. Well worth visiting if you are in Fes.

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Birmingham UK
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

I really wanted to take a look around the Mellah, but within fifty metres had been approached four times by my 'friends' who wanted to show me the synagogue, Jewish market etc. This was pestering beyond my tolerance - I know it's a poor district and tourists look like easy prey, but I'm afraid I hopped in a petit taxi... More 

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