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“Beautiful Historical Dormitory” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ben Youssef Madrasa

Ben Youssef Madrasa
Kaat Benahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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“Beautiful Historical Dormitory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The interior of the dormitory was so ornate and beautiful. We spent a long time exploring the nooks and crannies of the expansive building! If you are staying in Marrakech you must make time for a visit!

Visited June 2013
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“Get cultured!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I enjoyed the architecture of this school, the entry door and the country yard. Very cultural tour and highly recommended for the first time travelers to Marrakech. For more information visit alextravelblog.com

Visited April 2013
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“Stunning building dating back to Shakespeare's time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This building, restored in the past 20 years, was a sort of campus for Koranic scholars. Most of the rooms are small cells, plain and simple, many without daylight, where the scholars used to sleep. The most amazing part was the central courtyard where the patterning (tiles, wood and plaster) was overwhelmingly beautiful. A peaceful, inspiring space - definitely worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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“Great arab design”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We, after a long trip from the main square, found the Ben Youssef Madrasa and we did not regret it !
It has a great history and some wonderful arabic design. We took lots of pictures and really enjoyed seeing the orginal arabic design and it is really unspoilt. It is worth every penny !

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We visited this place and found it to be one of the most interesting places of historical and religious meaning in Marrakech, especially as the mosques are not accessible for not-muslims.

Visited June 2013
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