South of the Bahia Palace and east of the El Badi Palace, the mellah or Jewish neighbourhood was created in 1558. The Jewish community has all but vanished, and there is little to tell you of its former role in the life of Marrakech. There were several synagogues, and under the control of the rabbis, the area had considerable autonomy. It is worth asking around to be let into one of the synagogues. There is a small one down an alley as you face the restaurant Dar Douiria, on your right as you leave Place des Ferblantiers behind.
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