We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Simon Attias Synagogue

Essaouira, Morocco
+212 676-048352
Review Highlights
Well kept Synagogue

Beautiful well looked after synagogue, sadly there was nothing in english explaining the history of... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Fascinating and worth finding

A bit hard to find and not always open, the synagogue is really interesting and historic. It played... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 39 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“jews” (4 reviews)
“haim” (2 reviews)
“mellah” (3 reviews)
Essaouira, Morocco
+212 676-048352
Write a ReviewReviews (39)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 30 September 2017

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

Thank Sharonfv
Reviewed 10 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

Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 11 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

Thank Tomi V
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We walked to the Mellah during the day. We were advised to stay out of this area at night as it was the only unsafe place in the Medina. The famous Rabbi Haim Pinto lead the congregation here and the Synagogue has a very interesting...More

Thank Pruguy
Reviewed 8 May 2016

If you venture in the Mellah quarter, this small synagogue it well worth visiting. The guide takes you round and give you an insight in the history.

Thank ettemar
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We stumbled across the synagogue and were welcomed in by the caretaker who showed us around. Language-wise we got by with my old schoolgirl French and her few words of English. The place itself is more significant for what it represents - a degree of...More

Thank Koshkha
Reviewed 9 December 2015

There is plenty of history and interest in visiting this old Synagogue. The caretaker shows you round and tells fascinating histories about the community who lived here.

Thank Miriam14
Reviewed 15 May 2015

There is a sign that invites you to visit the synagogue. It advertises a free visit . Actually there is nothing to visit . You climb up the narrow staircase to a small almost empty room. There is Nothing to see.

Thank Ghada S
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Although it was locked when we went there, a very nice woman (her family was the caretakers after the Jews had to leave) let us in. She showed us around, all of the rooms and the sanctuary. It was beautiful, and well worth the visit.

2  Thank curlsgirl
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The building is a good sample of a Sephardi synagogue and is well worth a visit Unfortunately, though there doesn't seem to be any minyanim. The redevelopment described doesn't seem to be affecting the synagogue.

2  Thank shimonlondon
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Simon Attias Synagogue staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines