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Rue Assouel, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Reviewed yesterday

You should visit it if you go to Marrakech. One of the most impressive Madrassas in Morocco. A must see in the city

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JMR34Madrid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really worth a visit : nice architecture and inspired style ; really beautiful place and very interesting for understanding the culture and part of muslim education

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank chrislea224
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The madrassah is closed presently for restoration. However the walk in the medina to the madrassah was very interesting. We found lots of shopping at great prices. The museum attached to the madrassah was open.In need of an upgrade but found the pottery to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Abdool J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building and gardens that showcase local and tribal rugs. The building is kept in immaculate condition and the visit is definitely worthwhile.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ryguy99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ben Youssef Madrasa was a center of learning for over 6 centuries. The madrasa was founded at the beginning of the 14th century by the Moroccan monarch Abu el Hassan. It was enlarged and elegantly redecorated in 1570 during the Saadian dynasty, housing 900...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing architecture and incredible interior details. Stunning building, that is a must-see. Could be a bit challenging, if you try to find the madrasa on your own, because it is in the medina, which is a real maze.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank tkalinova
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Currently under renovation to be reopened as a school, it is a place you can picture history of Islamic education taking place for ages.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ebell1
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We have been in Marrakech twice with the intention of visiting the Ben Yousef Madrasa but not having had the time. This time we sat out to visit the School as our no. 1 priority only to find out it was closed due to renovation....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bblenstrup1
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Youssef is an attentive and fun guide, always making the trip wonderful and enjoyable. The tour is very good and I would highly recommend it. Everyone deserves to have this kind of experience!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank letsiimoes
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

It's closed. No signage, but it's been closed for quite a while and will stay closed for at least another year. Repairs. Don't bother trying to find it until after 2019, you won't get in.

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 25, 2018|
Response from pao53pat53 | Reviewed this property |
Tariffe e Orari - Medersa Ben Youssef medersa-ben-youssef. Lunedi – Domenica. 09:00 H – 17:00 H. “Chiuso per lavori di ristrutturazione fino al 2020”. Prezzo : 6 €. 2012 - 2018 © Copyright - Medersa Ben Youssef.
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June 19, 2018|
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Response from MRKSH2013 | Reviewed this property |
As I wrote below...I was over there this morning. It will be closed at least another 20 months.
June 5, 2018|
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Response from shelrahrah | Reviewed this property |
It was open in April when we went. It was good. Lots of history, there’s quite a bit that’s not in English but if you know French/Arabic, you’ll be fine.
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Raz S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Recommended Café’s and restaurants whilst sightseeing (2 Replies)
Hello all, We will be returning back to Marrakech next week and whilst it will not be our first time, we are taking my elderly mother this time. I will be taking her around to see all the sites in and around the Medina over the 5 days we are there. Whilst she is able to walk around happily, I want to build in frequent stops especially if it is hot (which it was last October when we were there). With this in mind, can anyone recommend (if you have been there and loved it) café’s and...More
September 26, 2017|
Response fromshimmin2robertson|
By the palaces Kosybar. Near the Madrassa Terrace des Epices or Kuisin.
London, United Kingdom
4 Day itinerary – please help!!!! (4 Replies)
Hi we are travelling to Marrakech tomorrow – we arrive around 11am and will stay only 4 days, leaving on Friday at 8pm. Below is our proposed itinerary. I’m worried particularly about day 2, just wondering if it is possible to fit all of these things in to one day. Would love some feedback on the itinerary, also would appreciate any alternative suggestions. We are staying at Boutique Hotel Riad Saphire &amp; Spa. Thank you Day 1. -Settle in at hotel. -Around 2pm have a walk around...More
October 31, 2016|
Response fromRayan74|
Day 2 is impossible to fit al your wishes. Did you check the opening hours of jardin majorelle? To be honest, ik like the garden in the afternoon, when the sun shines in all gardens. Day 3: combine your dinner with a visit to Chez Ali.
Michael A
Craiova, Romania
Visting from 22 to 25 september (Eid al-Adha) (6 Replies)
Hello, I am visiting Marrakech between 22 and 25 September, I wanted to visit the places bellow, but some of them I heard that might be closed for Eid al-Adha: - Jardin Majorelle - Ben Youssef Madrasa - Jemaa el Fna - Bahia Palace - Saadian Tombs - Cyber Park Arsat Moulay Abdeslam - Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret Can you tell me on which dates I can visit the wanted objectives and are not closed? Thanks, Michael
September 01, 2015|
Response fromTimCullis|
In Morocco it's more commonly called Eid el Kebir (big Eid) and is the equivalent of the Christian Christmas holidays, so expect disruption. Have a read of the article under 'top questions'. Djemaa el Fna is an open square and similarly entry to the Cyber Park will be unrestricted. You can only visit the mosque if you are muslim.