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Jewish Cemetery

Av Molay Hicham & Av. Ghazouat Badr, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Historic place of high importance

Only 5 minute outside of the old city walls, the cemetery isn't easy to find but worth it if you... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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An ethereal place

We had been looking for the gate to be open on a number of occasions and on returning from the... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Av Molay Hicham & Av. Ghazouat Badr, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Only 5 minute outside of the old city walls, the cemetery isn't easy to find but worth it if you do. If you find a door in a wall and knock if it isn't open, a little old lady should let you in. No longer...More

Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had been looking for the gate to be open on a number of occasions and on returning from the Sunday souk (flea market) we noticed it was and went in. Young men were sweeping up the sand that blows over from the beach. There...More

Thank sisterraysaid
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The cemetary reflects the once-large Jewish population of Essaouira who lived harmoniously with the Muslim population. It's not a tourist site, but a piece of the history of Morocco and it's tolerance for all religions.

Thank OregonMom123
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I had often passed by the Jewish cemetery, either on foot or in the caleche, on my way north to the beach, along Avenue Moulay Hicham, but the front door was always closed and although I knocked a couple of times there was no reply...More

2  Thank Kaptainsensible
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Jewish heritage is a part of the Moroccan history. It's very impressive. Knock on the door and if you are lucky if its closed someone will let you in. It's a little out of the way but its also worth a visit. I didnt expect...More

1  Thank Janr20
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I'm not sure what I was seeing and there was nothing or no one there to help me out. It's not easy to find but it is near the Medina. It's old and holds a lot of history but I was not able to share.

Thank michael p
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The jewish heritage of the city condenses here in the cemetery, including the impressive grave of the famous Rabbi Pinto. A must see if it is open and if you can find it.

1  Thank Michael E
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The door was ajar so we knocked and a pleasant older lady ushered us in. Interesting small site at the edge of the town just along from the medina. Clearly a lot of history here. Would be very nice if there was some more information...More

1  Thank Dataflow
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Much tidier than the neglected Christian cemetery closeby, could be due to funding, we'll worth visiting if you have the afternoon to spare

Thank irishbogman
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Like so many Jewish sites, these two cemeteries are a bit off the beaten track... and outside the Medina. I always find it sad but important to visit especially given the fact that there are so few Jews left in the city. The gatekeeper was...More

Thank BauldToronto
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Response from BauldToronto | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Rabbi Chaim Pinto synagogue. A very nice woman - Muslim not Jewish looks after it. Her son looks after the two cemeteries. The area where the synagogue is located is under construction and a little sketchy. Safe but... More