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Tetouan Cemetery

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Tetouan Cemetery

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Basic Information

Location Rue de Fes, Tetouan, Morocco
Country Morocco
City Tetouan

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 35.57286,-5.37196


Summary

The Jewish cemetery in Tetouan was established 500 years ago. The cemetery is open to the public and tours are given there as well.

General

The Jews in the city of Tetouan lived in a mellah, separated from the rest of the town by gates which were closed at night. Tétouan has also been home to an important Sephardi Jewish community, which immigrated from Spain after the Reconquista and the Spanish Inquisition. This Jewish Sephardi community spoke a form of Judaeo-Spanish known as Haketia. Some of them emigrated later to Oran (in Algeria), to South America and much later to Israel, Spain, France and Canada. There are very few Jews left in Tétouan nowadays.


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