About Ibn Danan Synagogue

The Rabbi Shlomo Ibn Danan Synagogue was built in the 17th Century. Despite it being a place of worship for Jews, the building is constructed in a confluence of Islamic and Moroccan styles. The synagogue is very well preserved and is a testament to the long tradition of Judaism in Fes. It is supporting the fact that the Muslims and Jews have lived in harmony and unity here. There's an old Torah, an old prayer book and many light fixtures. This is a Jewish cemetery with an antique market next to it.

Must See

  • Amazing art.
  • It is an important piece of history of the Jewish cultural heritage in Morocco. 
  • Witness the Jewish culture and heritage in Morocco, which is an inseparable part of Moroccan traditions. Jews and Muslims have lived side by side here in peace for centuries. 
  • Jews were valued for different reasons in Europe and the Mediterranean. They were always a minority but valued for cultural, religious, and banking (mostly because they had relatives all over and could trust family members in other countries).
  • There's an old Torah, an old prayer book and many light fixtures. This is a Jewish cemetery with an antique market next to it.

How to reach

  • By taxi, it will cover 3 km in 5 minutes.
  • By walking, it will take 15 minutes.

Tips

  • It is located in a remote corner and can be easily missed as it looks like a regular building from the outside.
  • A guide can help you reach here and also share knowledge about the place.
  • You can also visit the Mansano synagogue in the vicinity to see the confluence of Islamic architecture with Jewish traditions.
  • Schedule your visit after the morning hours. This is when most people visit.
  • Maintain silence and respect to maintain the sanctity of the place.
  • It has some stalls in case you want to shop.
  • Dress in a modest manner.
  • Ensure your mobile phone doesn't shatter the tranquility and serenity here.

Visit Time

Sunday:  9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

Wait for 30 minutes to get the passes

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

4 hours

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 16°C

 

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