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Fes, Morocco
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Reviewed April 10, 2016

Walking through the Mellah, we received a lot of harassment. Additionally, it was nearly impossible to find any of the synagogues as they were all placed in sketchy back alleys. The one we did find that wasn't in an alley that looked like you could...More

Thank Kelly A
Reviewed April 9, 2016

This part of the city is suited for jewellery lovers that are looking for something made-to-measure to buy from the great local craftsmen.

Thank theresa932
Reviewed March 29, 2016

...but of course this City always took Jews in from Andalusia and since they were under te direct protection of the Moroccan King they loved and died just next to his Palace. A marvellous sigt, hundreds of whitewashed tombs all along the old City. Still...More

Thank IbnBatutta3000
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We walked over to this area and were going to do it on our own but were approached by a man who said he could guide us. At first we told him "no" but after venturing a block into the Mellah we realized that it...More

1  Thank Judy B
Reviewed March 4, 2016

Go with a guide (maybe not one 'from the streets') to lett you get into the cracks of the area. The Mellah itself is not really exciting, jus a bit dull.

Thank Elly K
Reviewed February 29, 2016

Very interesting to see the history of cultures and religious groups that were important to the trade in early centuries.

Thank rosullie
Reviewed January 15, 2016

Many visitors to Fes go to the ancient medina and the modern French town, but most don't seem to visit the Mellah. Situated between the medina and the King's Palace to give a barrier between the often violent people of Fes (in the past, not...More

1  Thank Adam G
Reviewed January 10, 2016

We had a tour through the Mellah. It is easy to reach and is located close to the Royal Palace and between the new town and the Medina. Ensure you have a pre booked, professional tour guide, as there are many false and misleading operators...More

3  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Reviewed December 28, 2015

What a different and amazing side of Fez you will see in the Mellah. The architecture of the houses is dramatically different and they have Windows looking out to the streets along with large wooden balconies for sitting outside and overlooking the streets. The streets...More

2  Thank pensioner090
Reviewed December 27, 2015

The mellah as a whole was interesting -- the balconies on architecture for the first time, for example. But the highlight of the district is the Jewish cemetery, which has a "museum" inside that is more like a huge yard sale or estate sale of...More

1  Thank Louise S
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Ian K
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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.
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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
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