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enjoy the hospitality of the people and take a look at the synagoges May 10, 2015
Mellah is the general name for a Jewish district in a city. The Mellah of Fez is on walking distance of the Medina, start at Bab el Boujloud and walk down Avenue Moulay Hassan. On your right you can find a bar/restaurant owned by Britisch people and one of the few places for an alcoholic refreshment on a nice rooftopterrace. On your left you will find the beautiful garden Jnan Sbil a nice and quiet place to relax after you visited the busy medina. At the end of the street you turn left. You may take a look in the district right of the palace, in this area you won't find tourists and you get a impression of the daily life of the people outside the touristic medina. Have some respect with taking pictures and make sure you're dressed respectfull to the religion. People aren't used to western standards in this neighbourhood.

Left of the palace you will find the long street to the Mellah. It's a big bazar with traditional clothes and small streetfood stalls (look at my review about maroccan streetfood). At the end of the street you will find a big markethall on your left with fresh meat and fish, don'r be surprised if a camelhead is looking at you from the butchers display. Across the street you will find the Mellah with his original houses and many jewelers. Ask around where you can find a synagoge, you can visit them for free but a tip is highly appreciated. On the other side of the Mellah you can find the royal palace. After a look around and maybe a small bite you can take a petit taxi for 30 dirhams back to Bab el Boujloud.
synagoge entrance
view at the Jewish cementery from…
inside the synagoge
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