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 Jewish quarter "Mellah" where you will visit the Saadian Badie Palace dating back to the 16th c . You drive the the Jewish cemetery . leave the old city for the new one to visit the Gueliz synagogue . Finish your tour by visiting a store of moroccan jewish handicrafts.
The Badie Palace ;the Mellah ;the jewish cemetery ;the synagogue
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel;riad or by agreement with the guests
End location: Hotel or any place in the Medina
Duration: 4 hours
comfortable AC van with a good driver
An English and French speaking Guide ; AC comfortable van with a good driver and monuments fees
Estimated Local Cash Needed
900 MAD - to pay for lunch for two poeple
Drinks and or any items and purchases of a personal nature are not included in the tour price.
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.