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“Like going back in time” 5 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 #5 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Educational Sites
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Like going back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This madrasa has beautiful architecture, the tiling, the courtyard, the woodwork, the ceiling, the plasterwork, everything is just perfect.

A must visit if you are in Marrakech

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“Good to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Entrance fee was 50 Dhrms and its also worth paying the extra 10 Dhrms for the Mesuem ticket at the same time as its only round the corner from the Medersa (at the door its more expensive). Check out both and see the history of the place.

Visited January 2013
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“Impressive Koranic college”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Shut yourself into one of the 100 small rooms that made up this Koranic boarding school and you can begin to guess at how the 900 students here might have lived. The central courtyard with its decorations and water feature are impressive in scale and execution. But even the living quarters are finely decorated with moulded plasterwork. It is by far the most fascinating building to be seen on a joint ticket with the Museum of Marrakesh and, when it's not closed for renovation, the Koubba el Baroudiyn. It's main drawback is that it draws crowds of visitors which can detract from the calm of the place.

Visited January 2013
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“Stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is really worth seeing - definitely the historic highlight of the city. The intricate detail of the decoration is incredibly beautiful, and the tiny students' cells are fun to explore.

Visited January 2013
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“Needs TLC”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The building is a historic site but not properly preserved at all with bits of the plasters coming off, broken door frames, no English descriptions or explanations of what it was, how it was run, its history etc. Not the best value for money for the combined ticket of the extremely dirty and dusty museum and the madrassa.

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