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Address: Kaat Benahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Exquisite architecture, design and carvings

A historic place with some exquisite carvings. Spent more than an hour taking pictures after spending worthless 15 minutes with the official guide.

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Suresh P
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8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A historic place with some exquisite carvings. Spent more than an hour taking pictures after spending worthless 15 minutes with the official guide.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have seen this place in so many travel bloggers' Insta feeds and I put it right on the top of my to-do list when I visited Morocco. What a majestic view it was to see it with my own eyes - the place was breathtakingly beautiful. Took so many pictures here- definitely a must visit!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful building and very well maintained for the most part but suffers from an insane number of tourists. It has an interesting history but if you don't understand french - read about it before you go!

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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really great building, great architecture, a real juwel. A must-see in Marrakech. Entry is 40 Dirham per person.

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Brussels, Belgium
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363 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful building and especially beautiful courtyard. The detail of finishing and the extend this has been protected and preserved makes it worth a visit. Nice courtyard - unfortunately no water in the basin.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were impressed to see this school which was built in the 1500s. Despite the heat outside, the school was very comfortable and cold. We saw the students dormitories and the big halls This place is not to be missed.

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Thank Mk A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It helps taking a look to its history to be even more interested by this building.Totally worth it..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting to see the essentially "university halls" of the day. The architehure was beautiful and you can go into all the room. Brilliant for the imagination. Was only 20 dh to get in(less than £2) and there was a little writing on the walls to educate you.

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Jefferson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Ben Youssef Medersa was a 14th century Koranic school that is now unoccupied. It has amazingly intricate carvings and tile work, and is a maze of passageways and rooms. Truly a stunning building that is a joy to explore, even though it can be a challenge to locate!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Medersa Ben Youssef dates to the 14th century and in its day was the largest school for Koranic study in Morocco. It's most outstanding features are its carved cedar and plaster ceilings and glass dome. Since you cannot enter mosques in Morocco unless you are Muslim, visiting medersas are the next best thing and provide an opportunity to see... More 

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