Marrakech Jewish Quarter & Bahia Palace: Private Half-day Guided Tour

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  • 4 hr

Discover the 16th century Jewish Heritage and the Moorish iconic architecture infused in the Moroccan culture in this private half day guided tour. Start with the most beautiful palace of Marrakech, the Bahia Palace and continue with a walk through the alley ways of the 16th century Jewish Mellah quarter. Visit the Slat al-Azama Synagogue, the main synagogue remaining in the Mellah quarter and certainly the most picturesque with its striking blue and white colors then continue to the incredibly well preserved Jewish cemetery. Visit Le Jardin Secret that dates back to the Saadian Dynasty, a truly outstanding example of Arab-Andalusian art and architecture. Finish your tour in the souks and the famous Jemaa El Fna square, a veritable open-air theater that always amazes its visitors!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Atlas Excursion

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Stop At: Palacio da Bahia

Begin your private tour with the most beautiful palace of Marrakech, the Bahia Palace. Built in the late 19th century, the name literally means "brilliance", it was intended to be the greatest palace of its time. The best workers and artisans of the country have worked continuously for six years (1894-1900) to achieve it. It is a spectacular masterpiece with a beautiful Moorish style.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Mellah

Continue with a walk through the alley ways of the 16th century Jewish Mellah quarter, a distinct district in the medina with a great historical importance. It is here where Jewish settled in Marrakech and practiced trades and craft.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Slat Al Azama Synagogue

Visit the Slat al-Azama Synagogue, the main synagogue remaining in the Mellah quarter and certainly the most picturesque with its striking blue and white colors. It was originally built in 1492 AD, and therefore is considered the oldest synagogue in the city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Miaara Jewish Cemetery

Continue to the fascinating and incredibly well preserved Jewish cemetery, the largest in Morocco where many famous and respected Tsadikkims are buried here.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Le Jardin Secret

Visit Le Jardin Secret, one of the largest and most ancient palaces of the old medina of Marrakech. Its origins date back to the Saadian Dynasty, more than four hundred years ago. It is truly an outstanding example of Arab-Andalusian art and architecture.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Jemaa el-Fnaa

Finish your tour in the famous souks and see artisans perpetuating their ancestral skills of making all sorts of local crafts before heading to the famous Jemaa El Fna square, a veritable open-air theater that always amazes its visitors with its snake charmers, musicians and markets stalls.

Duration: 1 hour
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