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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ali Ben Youssef Madrasa

Ali Ben Youssef Madrasa
Just off Rue Souk el Khemis, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5246-54578
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Ranked #4 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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London
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This was a truly worthwhile trek through the souks to eventually find this, the only mosque non-muslims are allowed in in marrakech(apparently). It is absolutely stunning and has some great history to go with it.

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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

As with many of the buildings in Marrakech - it is difficult to single any out. This was complete with the "cells" that the pupils had lived in until 1962. All the signs are in French or Arabic - so unless you read either language it can be a little awkward. I have "schoolgirl" French - which was sufficient to get the gist! It was certainly worth the trip.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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“Beautiful and relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Do not miss this place if you stay in Marrakech. The courtyard is beautiful and relaxing with impressive architecture. The walls are full of details and the place is more impressive than the other palaces in Marrakech. It is not so big and located in central Marrakech. It is easy to find if you have a map. The entry fee is quite high compared to other places in Marrakech (but not to in many other countries). You can buy a ticket that also includes the Marrakech museum.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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“Very impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Worth to visit! Marvelous decorations. They furnished two student rooms to show you the differences between a peasant and a city student. It is a good idea to visit it together with the museum.

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“What a beautiful site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Very peaceful and beautiful monument in the heart of the Marrakech Souk. Liked the caligrapher who will inscribe your names in arabic for a very reasonable price. And loved the mosaics, the fountains, in fact the entire experience.

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