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Ben Youssef Madrasa

Rue Assouel, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 644-727244
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Rue Assouel, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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"beautiful architecture"
in 213 reviews
"koranic school"
in 82 reviews
"student rooms"
in 56 reviews
"marrakech museum"
in 76 reviews
"main courtyard"
in 53 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 233 reviews
"interesting building"
in 38 reviews
"tile work"
in 71 reviews
"interesting place"
in 50 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 74 reviews
"non muslims"
in 40 reviews
"carvings"
in 270 reviews
"scholars"
in 56 reviews
"dormitories"
in 41 reviews
"tiles"
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"study"
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"quran"
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Reviewed today

This place was a center of learning well before Harvard, Yale, oxford and Cambridge. the student quarters are amazing, the seekers of knowledge used to come from far and stay to learn all different disciplines in mathematics, geography.. islamic jurisprudence... etc. the architecture is breathtaking.

Thank SR787
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is so interesting and the artwork that has gone into these building are stunning. Go early to avoid the crowds

Thank Karina O
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Closed at the moment for a two year refurbishment. Vist the Orientalist Museum just past - right and right again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love history, don't miss this! It's a Moroccan treasure...BUT...do all your reading beforehand so that you know what it's about, because there is very little info on site.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This madrassah had 132 rooms for its students, the rooms surrounding a courtyard. It has wonderful plaster and woodwork, and `zellige', the multi-coloured wall tiles. Each stairwell has an arrangement of 4 dormitories off of it.

Thank Rod F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The madrassah is currently closed for at least two years as part of Morocco's huge rennovation project to restore monuments. When it re-opens...maybe 2020? ....it is always worth a visit. An amazing tribute to a time past ---- 500 years ago ---- when knowledge was...More

Thank MRKSH2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It took me a long time to get there and when I was finally there it is closed for renovation! I went there in April 2018 and I was told renovation will remain for a while. Ask if it is reopened before you go, or...More

Thank Lmebed
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just something to see. It is a beautiful place to take pictures as well, especially with the Quran hand carved into some of the walls. The only thing I didn't like were the fake tour guides. If you want to have one follow...More

Thank alaahtn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit. It does get busy so it becomes difficult to take photos. However it’s definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of old Morocco lies a schools whose vastness and intricacies will take your breath away. As A photographer’s dream, it is sure to please the eyes. Entry fee is nominal, and it takes about 30 minutes to see the entire building. Go!

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AugustG242
April 6, 2018|
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Response from jeffuk1901 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it’s under renovation. I was unable to visit it last month. The website does not say this but I found out from the hotel I stayed at. So goto Bahia palace instead. It’s still worth a visit.
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Paul_McHugh
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Trishna N | Reviewed this property |
We visited it in December 2017 and it was closed for construction and repairs. They informed us that it will be closed for the next 2years.
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Bianca J
March 19, 2018|
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Response from Kikyz2 | Reviewed this property |
I was there last year in March. I hear it’s now closed for reconstruction.
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