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Address: Fes, Morocco
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Private Guided 6-Hour Walking Tour of Fez
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3-Hour Batha Palace, Bab Boujloud, Mellah and Kings Palace Tour in Fez

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Noteworthy that Islam allows for this openly practiced religion in an ornate synagogue

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... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2015
Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 1 December 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... More 

Thank Judybookdoc
Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed 13 October 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... More 

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Reviewed 13 October 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.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 30 September 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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 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.

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Milpitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

It's a cemeterry. And not a particularly interesting one. Good way to practice your Hebrew reading. Good that it's on the way to something or would get few visitors.

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Rabat, Morocco
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

It is interesting but there are better places to visit in Fez historical area to visit in fez. It is interesting if you wish to see jewels.

Thank Yohan C
Navarre, Fl
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

I am so glad that I didn't get deterred by the heat threat, I enjoyed seeing the craft and intricate tile makers. The tannery and medina was extremely nice and it was great to bargain. The highlight of my trip was hiking to the top of the mountain to see the beautiful views of the city

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Eilat, Israel
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

I understand it is hard to reconstruct the Mellah since people live there, but it would be a pity to let the beautiful Jewish houses with balconies fall down ... We enjoyed a stroll in the neighborhood one afternoon, with the visits of two of the existing synagogues and the Jewish cemetery. Unforgettable.

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Czech Republic
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Mellah, old Jewish quarter of Fes is one of the best preserved site of its kind in Morocco. It is located next to the Royal Palace in Fes El-Jdid, where you can admire its "golden" gate from late 60's. Mellah itself has different vibes than classical medina, architecture reflects influence of Andalusia's Jews, the streets are more spacious and interesting... More 

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