Visiting the Jewish Quarter of Marrakesh

Visiting the Jewish Quarter of Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco (B)

One of the things I love doing when I travel is specifically learning about any minority cultures of a place I visit. Sometimes, to do so, it takes some research ahead of time in order to know where to look. My trip to Marrakesh was no exception. One of the sites I visited in this city, a place I learned about in my research, was the Lazama Synagogue and the nearby Jewish cemetery. I definitely suggest adding both of these places to your itinerary on your own visit to Marrakesh!

Lazama Synagogue is the last synagogue in the Mellah area of Marrakesh. In fact, I believe it is one of two remaining in the city! Lazama Synagogue isn’t an easy place to find. I tried using GPS on my phone to get to it but that definitely didn’t work too well (in fact, using GPS anywhere in the old part of Marrakesh never worked well). However, it got me close to the synagogue but after back tracking a number of times, likely to the amusement of several loitering young men, I was about to give up on this place. But then I saw a group of older English-speaking tourists who looked like they were heading somewhere in particular. I followed them. And sure enough, after walking down a narrow nondescript street (allegedly called Talmud Torah Street but I didn’t find any signs), we ended up at the synagogue! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visiting the Jewish Quarter of Marrakesh
Guide Location: Morocco » Marrakech
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kendra Seignoret
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lazama Synagogue
  • Jewish cemetery