Mellah

Mellah information

Lonely Planet review

In the narrow derbs (alleys) of the city’s historic Jewish quarter are the tallest mudbrick buildings in Marrakesh. Most Jewish families moved away in the 1960s, but the mellah remains notable for tall mudbrick homes along single-file streets and cross-alley gossip through wrought-iron balconies. Local guides may usher you into the local synagogue , and the miaâra , or Jewish cemetery, where the gatekeeper admits visitors paying respects to whitewashed tombs topped with rocks for remembrance (Dh10 tip expected).

To see the living legacy of Mellah artisans and spice traders, check out the Place des Ferblantiers, the Grand Bijouterie and the Mellah Market .