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“Beautiful and peaceful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ben Youssef Madrasa

Ben Youssef Madrasa
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Souks and Medinas of Marrakech Tour
Ranked #7 of 154 things to do in Marrakech
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London
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255 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Beautiful and peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

It's a little difficult to find the Medersa but worth a visit. As tourists can't go into the mosques in Marrakech, this is the perfect place to experience the spiritual and cultural side of the area

Visited January 2013
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

A truly stunning building, where colourful tiles blend with warm terracota tones, and the contrast between the blue sky and cool courtyard make for some great photos. Explore the rooms where scholars once sat and savour the coolness and stillness. If you've seen the film 'Hideous Kinky' you'll recognise that the Medersa was used as the place Julia went to find enlightenment in Algiers.

Visited January 2013
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Stunning architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

A beautifully restored traditional madrasser with wonderful details, definitely one of the highlights of our visit

Visited January 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Like going back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This madrasa has beautiful architecture, the tiling, the courtyard, the woodwork, the ceiling, the plasterwork, everything is just perfect.

A must visit if you are in Marrakech

Visited January 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Good to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Entrance fee was 50 Dhrms and its also worth paying the extra 10 Dhrms for the Mesuem ticket at the same time as its only round the corner from the Medersa (at the door its more expensive). Check out both and see the history of the place.

Visited January 2013
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