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Simon Attias Synagogue

Essaouira, Morocco
+212 676-048352
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Simon Attias Synagogue still in renovation

The Simon Attias Synagogue was built in 1882 in former Mogador, now Essaouira In Rue Laalouj in the... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Tomi V
,
Prague
Pleasant surprise.

We walked to the Mellah during the day. We were advised to stay out of this area at night as it was... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2016
Pruguy
,
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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Essaouira, Morocco
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+212 676-048352
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Reviewed 12 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 18 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.

1  Thank shimonlondon
Reviewed 3 June 2014

this was quite a surprise . As we we started our trip this was the first example of the way that the Jewish community was once a real part of Moroccan culture . I was not looking for this but once inside it was fascinating.

1  Thank Joel S
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our guide helped us to find the synagogue and called the phone number of the caretaker to allow us in. Several others just passed by the door in a small alleyway, but we waited and he opened the door for us and several others who...More

4  Thank Rick R
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