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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Aben Danan Synagogue reminds us of what the Jewish influence and experience was many, many years ago in Morocco. The synagogue, which was originally built in the 17th Century, has been preserved and restored. It is not in use any more as the number...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the end of 2018 we (Dutch family of 4, kids 14 and 18) chose to visit Morocco. Fly to Fez and hire a car to drive our way via Meknes and Ouzoud to Marrakech. We tried to find the synagogue ourselves and thought we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We listened in onto a tour guide who explained details like the bridal ritual cleansing pool in the cellar. A beautful old building still in use, but only by a few Jewish people. When the French left in 1956, the Jews in Morocco were invited...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely little synagogue in the Jewish quarter of Fez..the first Jewish quarter in Morocco.Sad because there are only a few Jews left here after mass migration at time of creation of the Jewish state.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marianne R
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Aben Danan synagogue, one of the largest in North Africa, was built by Mimoun Ben Sidan, a wealthy merchant in the 17th century. The architecture combines Islamic and Moroccan design; look for carved wooden ark doors, honeycomb muqarnas (decorative plasterwork), Moroccan-style zellige (patterned tiles) on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Adjoining a large Jewish cemetery, the synagogue was most interesting to see. Nice architecture and a fascinating ritual bath visible through removable floor tile. Fascinating spot on the edge of the old Jewish Quarter.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lhhart3
Reviewed 1 December 2018

This is off the beaten track and poorly signed but worth stopping in to see this no longer used synagogue. There is a few of the Jewish Cemetery from the tower and a ritual bath on the lower floor.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

today it's more a museum showing how things were an interesting stop & a learning experience worth while

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leo t
Reviewed 2 November 2018

This is a special place as it presents the long history of the Jewish people in Morocco and there devotion to there religion.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 341hermanj
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Near the Fez Medina in a neighborhood named the Mellah you wonder down a confusing warren of alleys to find this ancient synagogue. No longer a functioning synagogue, it is still a wonderful remnant of the past when the Jewish community in Fez was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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11 January 2019|
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Response from Carol A S | Reviewed this property |
Seems the same as most other attractions in Fez, 9-4, but could be closed at lunch, and during srevices.
7 June 2017|
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Response from taliesgrandma | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the synagogue is only open to visitors to see the building. I don't believe that they have services any more.