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“Worth a visit” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ben Youssef Madrasa

Ben Youssef Madrasa
Kaat Benahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was OK and interesting to see a bit of Marrakech history but was not overwhelmed by the place. We stumbled on it as we were walking around city so did not have any great expectations.

Visited March 2014
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“Schooled!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We think we have it all worked out in the West but this incredible place which housed and educated 900 boys is a real humility lesson. The architecture and tangible simple way of life here when the school was open offer much to be admired.

Visited February 2014
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ireland
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“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Hard to find and do not fall for scam on the way that it is closed. Really beautiful palace. Only 10DH to visit. Beautiful colours and architecture

Visited August 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Cultural hotspot in heart of Medina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited this place as part of a Souk tour so our entry fee was already arranged, however I think it only costs less than £5 to enter for adults. It's a really old school from the 1100s and it's kept in excellent condition. You can explore all of the old rooms upstairs where the boys used to sleep (as it was a boarding school) and the old architecture (Moorish, etc) has been excellently preserved.

The only thing I would suggest is to have a bit more information dotted around about the Ben Youssef's history- we were lucky enough to have a guide with us but we could see people gravitating to him for information.

Visited August 2014
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“koranicschool”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

nice to see, but a little bit from all the same.
You see a lot of little rooms where the students work, study and sleep and that's it.
So after 20 rooms there comes another 20 rooms and thats for me too much.
But I'm glad that I have see it, for to understand this way of living

Visited August 2014
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