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Address: Fes, Morocco
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US$57.14*
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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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A lesser known, but interesting stop

We had a tour through the Mellah. It is easy to reach and is located close to the Royal Palace and between the new town and the Medina. Ensure you have a pre booked... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2016
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Alice Springs, Australia
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Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

We had a tour through the Mellah. It is easy to reach and is located close to the Royal Palace and between the new town and the Medina. Ensure you have a pre booked, professional tour guide, as there are many false and misleading operators around. Several synagogues’ are being restored with the help of UNESCO funding. In addition to... More 

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southwest England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

What a different and amazing side of Fez you will see in the Mellah. The architecture of the houses is dramatically different and they have Windows looking out to the streets along with large wooden balconies for sitting outside and overlooking the streets. The streets around are full of wedding shops selling all the paraphernalia for a Muslim wedding...fascinating. Be... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

The mellah as a whole was interesting -- the balconies on architecture for the first time, for example. But the highlight of the district is the Jewish cemetery, which has a "museum" inside that is more like a huge yard sale or estate sale of people's things donated -- entire houses' worth, as families left the old city -- and... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
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 

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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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Florida
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
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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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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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.

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