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“Noteworthy that Islam allows for this openly practiced religion in an ornate synagogue”
Review of Fez Mellah

Fez Mellah
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3-Hour Batha Palace, Bab Boujloud, Mellah and...
Ranked #29 of 86 things to do in Fes
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Reviewed December 1, 2015

While this is not a 'must see', it is worth a half hour to see inside the synagogue and the beautiful furnishings inside. I know little of Jewish-Fes history, but I find it significant, during this time of accusing Islam of terrible things, that the Jewish religion is tolerated and even allowed to be promoted. Most the original founders' families have gone to Israel, so this is a bit run down area, but it helps you get an idea of the full culture.

Thank Judybookdoc
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

Reading reviews of the old tannery I was expecting a terrible smell and took the mint leaves from the man at the entrance fully expecting the worst. Perhaps the wind was blowing the smell in another direction because, to me, it was barely noticeable. The tanneries were so interesting and it was incredible to think that this old method of leather production still exists.

Be prepared to feast your eyes on the leather goods for sale. We didn't experience hard selling but we did buy a couple of items!

Thank RJWal
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Reviewed October 12, 2015

Somewhat interesting neighborhood with balconies and ironwork but far more interesting sights in the medina. If pressed for time you can skip the mellah.

Thank jaybeeFL
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Reviewed September 29, 2015

This section of Fez used to be the old Jewish Quarter. Very few, if any, are still there as most have left for the US or Israel.

Thank BigoBoca
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

Cemetery is very interesting, and our guide took us into a beautiful synagogue. The architecture here is different, interesting visit to see the difference between the Jewish and Arab sections.

Thank Millet02
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