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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ben Youssef Madrasa

Ben Youssef Madrasa
Kaat Benahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Souks and Medinas of Marrakech Tour
Ranked #4 of 142 things to do in Marrakech
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London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I've been to Marrakech 4 times now and only realised this place existed last trip but its by far one of the beauties of the medina and should not be missed.

Visited August 2013
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Manchester
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“very nicely presented”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Beautiful mosaics and wood carvings. Only downside is that there is no English explanations anywhere so if you are not fluent in French or Arabic it can get a bit boring. You need 30 minutes tops.

Visited September 2013
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Tucson
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“Tile work worth the visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We did not stay long, this was our last day in Maroc and we were on overload for such places. The tile work and gardens were very nice. A good place if you are just beginning your visit.

Visited April 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A reflection of the past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

It was only towards the end of our adventure we discovered the Madrasa was a 10 minute walk from our Riad. This place is everything you expect it to be and more. The architecture, like the rest of Marrakech has been perfected to an exceptional standard. The Madrasa is well maintained and we enjoyed exploring this labyrinth of a building. Tour guides are available at an additional, small expense. You could easily spend a good few hours around here as it offers so much culture. As much as we loved the chaos of the Medina, it was insightful to reflect and try to comprehend school life here.

A must see whilst in Marrakech!

Visited August 2013
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“if you like architecture and art this is for you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Amazing Islamic art with colourful symmetrical patterns - great pics taken and can be enlarged. Go late afternoon as it seemed to be much quieter.

Visited August 2013
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