Lazama Synagogue

Synagogue in Riads Zitoun & Kasbah

Image by Chris Griffiths Lonely Planet

In the mellah (Jewish quarter), the Lazama Synagogue is still used by Marrakesh's dwindling Jewish community. A nondescript door leads into a pretty blue-and-white courtyard with the synagogue on the right-hand side. Inside the austere worship area, note the zellige (mosaic geometric) tilework's Star of David motif. The courtyard's surrounding ground-floor rooms have exhibits of Moroccan Jewish life.