I'm not sure what I was seeing and there was nothing or no one there to help me out. It's not easy to find but it is near the Medina. It's old and holds a lot of history but I was not able to share.
The jewish heritage of the city condenses here in the cemetery, including the impressive grave of the famous Rabbi Pinto. A must see if it is open and if you can find it.
The door was ajar so we knocked and a pleasant older lady ushered us in. Interesting small site at the edge of the town just along from the medina. Clearly a lot of history here. Would be very nice if there was some more information available to visitors. Still worth a visit.
Like so many Jewish sites, these two cemeteries are a bit off the beaten track... and outside the Medina. I always find it sad but important to visit especially given the fact that there are so few Jews left in the city. The gatekeeper was very helpful and kind. It adds to one's sense of self and history. Recommended.
Actually, there are 2 Jewish cemeteries in Essaouira. Old one on the left side of the road heading to North with Tomb of famous Rabbi Haim Pinto, and the new one on the right site of the road, where also mikve (Jewish ritual bath) is. I visited Essaouira only for one day, but this was a place with special feelings... 更多
This cemetery is in the heart of the Mellah (Jewish quarter). A gentleman offered to be our guide (for money) and I'm glad we used him as the area is a maze and a bit scary if you were on your own. The walk getting there was more interesting than the cemetery itself.
This area is looked after by a lady who tells stories about the Jewish community i Essaouira. It is really interesting to wander around and see some of the remains of the graves.
Just out of the Medinah, next to the Christian Cemetery. Very scenic. A pity there is no text around to tell the history of the place and of the Jews in the city (which we learned of through the guy at the Synagogue).