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Beautiful Historical Dite

We visited the Synagogue with a tour guide. We learned it is 300 years old. There are 25 Synagogues in Fes, most closed for renovation. This was open & is a great part of Moroccan... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This historical building was renovated and is in a very good condition , and many groups include the visit here into their itinerary . Small Jewish community of Fes is located currently outside the walks some 5 miles away, but the history of the long Jewish heritage here comes alive. Don't miss the Mikva downstairs ! Nice view on the... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a significant piece of Moroccan Jewish history. The synagogue was a central part and focal point of the Jewish community. It is a beautifully restored building but for the mikvah in the basement under the synagogue.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Morocco had a quarter of a million Jews after World War Two. Now only a few thousand remain from as few as sixteen families.this synagogue has been lovingly preserved against those odds. The Torah is kept safe. The whole in the floor where a bath rests where brides were once seen cleansing before their wedding. Now the water sits grey,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Although it has been restored and has some nice art touches there is really not a lot to see. You need a guide to fill you in with the history so you can appreciate it.

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Restored to the original style, and very information on the history of the religion and synagogue in Morocco.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the Synagogue with a tour guide. We learned it is 300 years old. There are 25 Synagogues in Fes, most closed for renovation. This was open & is a great part of Moroccan history when there was a large Jewish population. It is a small Synagogue. We got to see the very old Torah. The Synagogue is in... More 

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belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Finding this synagogue in Fes really was an experience. With the help of the conservator we got a brief but helpfull explanation. Great that Marocco maintains this Jewish place !

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I had never been in a synagoge so I liked it but it was not too special. It is nearby very nice souks where you can buy very nice stuff (shoes, watches, tracksuits of different football teams) when compared to the souks nearby cafe Clock. In the end it is worth to go but again not too special

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Beautifull peace of history with a very old and rare Torah. Good way to see the mixture of religions in Fes

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I was surprised when, after my visit to this synagogue, I read the reviews. I went with a girlfriend and we both felt the same way after the visit- sort of sad. Jewish people were among the earliest settlers to Morocco and are an important part of the history of the country. This synagogue is small and does have a... More 

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