The Jewish and Moorish sights with a private guide
Many jews settled in Morocco in 3th BC and their population increased a century later . In 1492 , Morocco knew floods of jewish refugees because of the Spanish inquisition . Here they enjoyed stability, peace and progress . They excelled in Education , arts , handicrafts, trade and occupied many political positions . They got mixed with the rest of the Moroccan society and shared the same rights of justice. Therefore;it is not a surprise that Morocco used to have the largest jewish community in the Islamic World. You will be picked up from your hotel or riad to the kasbah quarter where you will visit the Saadian graveyard known as the Alambra of Marrakech. We will continue to the the Jewish section "the Mellah"where we will enjoy a walk in its amazing spices market and its authentic alleys to visit one of the oldes synagogues of Marrakech Medina . Finish your tour by visiting a store of genuine fresh Moroccan spices and fragrances.
The Medina;The kasbah quarter ;The Saadian Tombs ;the Mellah district ;the synagogue:The spices market.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel;riad ,at the post office in the big square or at any place agreed upon with the guests
End location: Hotel or The big square Jamaa El Fna.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
comfortable AC van with a good driver
Estimated Local Cash Needed
900 MAD - to pay for lunch for two poeple
I am an official tour-guide at the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism.I am also a licensed professional driver but i usually use private tourist vehicles with a driver.
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Unfortunately, the Jewish community in Marrakech is extremely small. As such, there is not much to visit after going to the Jewish Cemetery. However, I took the tour on a Friday and was lucky that the guide brought me to the one remaining synagogue where a custodian was preparing for services and provided us with a tour of the main chapel and the women's Mikvah where the water supply comes exclusively from rainwater and is heated by firewood.