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“Calm in the middle of clamour” 3 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 90 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Educational Sites
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“Calm in the middle of clamour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Its difficult to find in the warren of streets but worth the effort. The courtyard with the rooms overlooking was a serene spot of calm in the middle of a busy city. It is difficult to image hundreds of boys being taught here.

Visited January 2013
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“A hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Beautiful building, well worth a look. It is also a great photo opportunity as there are lovely internal windows.

Visited February 2013
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“Beautiful and peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

It's a little difficult to find the Medersa but worth a visit. As tourists can't go into the mosques in Marrakech, this is the perfect place to experience the spiritual and cultural side of the area

Visited January 2013
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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.

Visited January 2013
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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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