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Mellah Review

As in other Moroccan cities, the Mellah is the old Jewish quarter, once a small, walled-off city within the city. Although it was once home to a thriving community of native and Spanish Jews, along with rabbinical schools and scholars, today, it's home to only a few Jewish inhabitants. You can visit the remains of a couple of synagogues with the help of an official guide. The Mellah gets it's name from the Arabic word for salt, as many of the Jewish residents here were wealthy salt traders.

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  • Address: Medina, Marrakesh | Map It
  • Location: Medina
Updated: 05-11-2011

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