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Bab Mellah: The Jewish Quarter

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3 weeks ago
Feb 14, 2018
“A couple of synagogues...”
A Cultural tour in the historic Jewish quarter of Fez known in Morocco as Mellah, typical Moroccan Jewish Kosher food at the Jewish community center, meeting with members of the Jewish community of Fez, attending a service at the only functioning...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Mellah, Fes 30000, Morocco
+212 629-626571
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only 20 Jews apparently live in Fes now. Like many Arab cities in days of yore, Muslims, Christians and Jews readily lived together. The most evident feature of the buildings in the old Jewish Quarter are the balconies.

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The southwest corner of the mellah (Jewish quarter) is home to the sea of blindingly white tombs that stretch down the hill; those in dedicated enclosures are tombs of rabbis. One of the oldest, high up against the north wall, is that of Rabbi Vidal...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Interesting outside borough in Fes, in the shadow of Royal Palace...worthwhile a couple of hours, interesting architecture..

1  Thank FUNDEV
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This ar a if the city is quite old and very interesting, first of all there is an amazingly beautiful Jewish cemetery and the mellah is full of synagogues , stores And interesting buildings. The architecture is unique and needs to be seen. Very active....More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Don't even bother unless you like being stared at and smelling faeces and urine. It's a long way from nothing and there are plenty of other things to see and do in Fes.

1  Thank Ben H
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This is way better than the mellah at marrakech..and rather eye opening and gives you a fair hint about earlier Jewish settlement ..bit tough to find .it's right within one of the nondescript lanes within the crowded souk lane ..and if u don't speak their...More

4  Thank chandrapriti
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Visually it is really nothing special. The history is very interesting but if you do not have a guide who can fill you in you will not appreciate it or spend any time.

Thank michael p
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Once home to a thriving Jewish community. Now barely a memory. We had planned to do this on our own, I heartily recommend taking one of the official guides to help you find your way and absorb the history and poignancy of the place. We...More

Thank LindenHills
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Mellah is the Jewish Quarter. actually most of the famillies are arabic . the Mellah is a nice spot to enjoy the full day walking and discovering.

Thank Scenic M
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Other than the Moorish architecture left behind by the Jewish migrated from Spain the Jewish Quarter is just like any other street in Morocco.

1  Thank Debbiehmw
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