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The Mellah

The Mellah

The 14th-century Jewish quarter of Fès has currently 160,000 inhabitants living among 9,500 streets. Several sites of Jewish heritage lie here and are well worth a look. Because of the maze of streets, it is wise to explore the mellah with an official guide.
Do & See

Jewish Cemetery & Habarim Synagogue

This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Morocco. You can see a sea of white tombs and it is easy to spot which are the tombs of rabbis.
Ibn Danan Synagogue

Ibn Danan Synagogue

Ibn Danan is an intimate synagogue with an interesting ritual bath in the basement. There are no set hours, but if it is not open the gatekeeper will let you in.
Do & See

Dar El-Makhzen (Royal Palace)

Dar El-Makhzen is an impressive sight, the opulent bronze doors to the Palace stand 80 feet high. Unfortunately, the palace is not open to the public, but it is worth just to view the structure from the outside.
Dar Batha Museum

Dar Batha Museum

Situated in a century old Spanish-Moorish palace, the Dar Batha museum possesses a unique collection of traditional Moroccan arts and crafts. See crafts made out of wood, iron, plaster and other material.
Do & See

Belghazi Museum

Belghazi is a private museum housed in a 17th-century palace, whose collection nearly rivals that of the Dar Batha Museum. Many of the items on display are actually for sale, if your pockets are deep enough!
Hammam Mernessi

Hammam Mernessi

There are many hammams, Arabic spa, throughout Medina. This one is conveniently located and tourist friendly, so foreigners will feel comfortable. Please note that men and women are allowed in at different times.
Do & See

Tanneries

The famous tanneries produce some of the finest leather in the world, using century old practices. Find out more about the interesting procedure by visiting the sight.
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