The Mellah quarter was built in the 16th century under the rule of Saadian Sultan Moulay Abdallah, who gave a protected ... More
The Mellah quarter was built in the 16th century under the rule of Saadian Sultan Moulay Abdallah, who gave a protected territory to the Jewish people who lived in Marrakech, many of whom had fled the Spanish Reconquista. Surrouded by a wall, the quarter prospered thanks to its trading activity. 15,000 inhabitants lived here in 1936. But almost all of Mellah's Jewish population fled from Morocco in the second half of the 20th century; now, just a few more than 200 Jews live in the quarter. It is now a popular and busy district notably known for its jewelry souk. Tinworkers' shops and regular auctions contribute to a lively atmosphere. The old covered spices souk shouldn't be missed. The architectural unity of the quarter, along with the old Jewish cemetery and the few still-functional synagogues serve as reminders of Mellah's history.
The Ibis Moussafir Fes hotel is located a few minutes from the centre of Fes and the magnificent Medina, a
universal heritage retracing the history of the Moroccan dynasties. 40 m from the railway station and 12 km only ...
Founded by patron Omar Ben Jelloun (the former President of the African Automobile Industry) in 1997, the Museum of Marrakech
is situated right at the heart of the medina within the former Mnebhi Palace. This beautiful restored palace was ...
The brand new Barcelo Casablanca is a superior hotel located in the very heart of the financial and commercial centre
of the Kingdom of Morocco. It is minutes away from the port, Old Medina, head offices, major banks and ...
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