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“Stunning” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ben Youssef Madrasa

Ben Youssef Madrasa
Kaat Benahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Ranked #2 of 140 things to do in Marrakech
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

A truly stunning building, where colourful tiles blend with warm terracota tones, and the contrast between the blue sky and cool courtyard make for some great photos. Explore the rooms where scholars once sat and savour the coolness and stillness. If you've seen the film 'Hideous Kinky' you'll recognise that the Medersa was used as the place Julia went to find enlightenment in Algiers.

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“Stunning architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

A beautifully restored traditional madrasser with wonderful details, definitely one of the highlights of our visit

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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.

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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.

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