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Evening Food Tour in Marrakech
"Your story begins with Moroccan pancakes. In the district of Mellah you will be welcomed into a traditional cafe to watch the preparation of various kinds of Moroccan pancakes Msemen harcha and more.In the same area there is a typical market where you will discover the different spices that are the basis for the preparation of any Moroccan dishes.The medina hosts all the little secrets of its people including old traditional bread ovens. The the baker will share his daily ritual the preparation of bread and his cooking. You will get to taste this delicious warm bread that has freshly baked. Next up is a pastry shop
From EUR75.00
 
Private Guided Day Tour to Marrakech from Casablanca
"You'll be picked up at the reception of your Hotel in Casablanca at 7am by your driver. The drive to Marrakech lasts about 3 hours.After you arrive in Marrakech you will meet your local tour guide and start your walking tour around the Medina of Marrakech that will last about 3.5 hours.You'll visit the famous Palais de Bahia with its fantastic courtyards and mosaic walls built for Bou Ahmed. You will str you'll also be able to visit stores in the souk to buy spices and argan oil if you choose. You’ll arrive at the Koutoubia mosque and the Djemaael Fna-square where you can drink some fresh pressed orange juice while observing the bustle of the snake charmers henna tattoo artists and water sellers. Next stop is lunch where you'll enjoy a tasty lunch in a restaurant with a terrace overlooking the place. After your 1-hour lunch break your walking tour guide will take you to meet your chauffeur for your transfer to the beautiful Majorelle Garden. This botanical garden is a quiet oasis and the former home of the famous french designer
From EUR340.00
 
Marrakech Private Day Trip From Agadir
"You'll be picked up at the reception of your Hotel in Agadir at 7am by your driver. The drive to Marrakech lasts about 3 hours.After you arrive in Marrakech you will meet your local tour guide and start your walking tour around the Medina of Marrakech that will last about 3.5 hours.You'll visit the famous Palais de Bahia with its fantastic courtyards and mosaic walls built for Bou Ahmed. You will str you'll also be able to visit stores in the souk to buy spices and argan oil if you choose. You’ll arrive at the Koutoubia mosque and the Djemaael Fna-square where you can drink some fresh pressed orange juice while observing the bustle of the snake charmers henna tattoo artists and water sellers. Next stop is lunch where you'll enjoy a tasty lunch in a restaraunt with a terrace overlooking the place. After your 1-hour lunch break your walking tour guide will take you to meet your chauffeur for your transfer to the beautiful Majorelle Garden. This botanical garden is a quiet oasis and the former home of the famous french designer
From EUR360.00

The Mellah Tips (10)

Mellah spice shops

The Mellah, or Jewish quarter, of Marrakech is famous for its spice market and so we headed there to see if we could get some of the colourful photos that markets usually provide – and nowhere more so...
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toonsarah
Sep 25, 2016

Interesting, even a bit run down part of town

Marrakesh’s Jewish quarter, known as the Mellah, was built in the 16th century, during Saadian rule, specifically for the Jews of Marrakech who were moved from the Mouassine area in the Medina. Such...
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Belsaita
Jan 28, 2016

The Mellah

Mellahs are the old Jewish Quarters of Moroccan cities and towns. The Mellah of Marrakesh is located within the city walls, south of the Bahia Palace.This area was established during the 16th century....
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suvanki
Mar 22, 2009

The Mellah

The Mellah is the Jewish quarter of the city. They were moved in 1558 to this secure part of the city by Saadian Sultan Abdullah el-Ghalib to be near the Royal Palace. The quarter was surrounded by...
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keeweechic
Jan 29, 2009

Mellah - Old Jewish Quarter

We really enjoyed our time in the Mellah district, which is the old Jewish quarter. There are plenty of narrow laneways to explore and there was a distinct lack of tourists around when we visited...
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sue_stone
Feb 15, 2007

Synagogue & le Mellah

The Mellah neighbourhood was built in the 16th century, during Saadian rule, specifically for the Jews of Marrakech who were moved from the Mouassine area in the Medina. Such was the importance of the...
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MM212
Dec 11, 2006

Mellah

'Mellah' is a name that is used for the Jewishquarter in every Moroccan city. The word 'Mellah'literally means the place where salt is sold.The first 'Mellah' was in fez. After a riot thepopulation of...
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belgianchocolate
Apr 15, 2005

visit the last functioning synagogue in the mellah

The mellah used to be the Jewish district of Marrakesh; many Jews lived in this neigboorhood. Most of them emigrated to Israel. One synagogue is still functioning for the small amount of Jews that is...
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jacobzoethout
Feb 18, 2005

The Mellah

The old Jewish district in Marrakesh. Most of the people living there now are Muslims. The atmosphere is a bit different than in the rest of the city. The streets are narrower, the buildings seem...
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Bigjones
Jan 07, 2004

Walking in the Mellah

The mellah is the old jewish neighborhood whose population is now mostly moroccan moslims. There you will find almost no tourists...maybe you will have the opportunity to play with the children like...
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ptitetoile
Dec 22, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near The Mellah

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Ali ben Youssef Mosque

This is the oldest surviving mosque in Marrakesh, and the largest of the mosques in the medina. It dates from the Almoravid era ( mid- late 12th century), but has been rebuilt several times, most...
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La Palmeraie

I visited this area of Marrakesh by the Hop on - Hop off Marrakech tour bus (see my transport tip for more details) It's also a short taxi ride from the city centre if you don't want to use this...
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Dyers District

Here you will find the activities involved in dyeing wool and silk - so you will find here skeins of wool and silk freshly dyed and still wet hanging out to dry in the sun and warm air. And then of...
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Jardin Majorelle

The Jardin Majorelle is a very nice garden, made by the French artist Jaques Majorelle who decided in 1923 to live Marrakesh and purchased same land, and commissioned the architect Paus Sinoir to...
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Ensemble Artisanal

In the Ensemble Artisanal there are carpet weavers, musical instrument makers, leather workers, wood workers and many more crafts people. The centre has government controlled prices, and although not...
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Qzadria Square - Place des Ferblantiers

This pretty square with palm trees was just five minutes from our riad and we found ourselves here several times, partly because it was the nearest place for vehicle access, so our airport transfers...
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