Medersa Ben Youssef

Medersa Ben Youssef, Marrakech: Hours, Address, Medersa Ben Youssef Reviews: 4.5/5

Medersa Ben Youssef
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Educational sites
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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MB201065
Worcestershire, UK286 contributions
Jan. 2021
A trip to the take time in your day to visit this area, soak up the atmosphere with a camera to remember the day.
Written 20 December 2021
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Family
This 12th century Islamic School was built by the Almoravids. It is named after the son of Youssef Ben Tachfine, the founder of Marrakech. It was a fully functioning school till the 19th century. It suffered neglect during the French Protectorate. It was restored by the Omar Benjelloun Foundation. You can see the photos of disrepair and restoration in this building. You can also see lovely stucco, zellij mosaic, woodwork and marble inlay here. The contrast between the exquisite main hall and the bare student dormitories is worth seeing.
Written 27 January 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia36,450 contributions
Jul. 2019
This is a beautiful building. It was constructed during the 16th century and served as an Islamic school. We were amazed at the wonderful architectural style, but also at the way of living in older days of the students of the school. The living quarters did not look very large or too comfortable! However the building itself is absolutely a must see sight.
Written 8 June 2020
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David B
Alton, UK115 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Great place to visit to get some history of Marrakech and some lovely architecture, great to see and get some great pictures.
Written 10 March 2020
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Sue C
London, UK1 contribution
Mar. 2020
Just to let you know after 2-3 years the renovations are not finished and from what a man exiting the blue tarpaulin across the golden front door was saying it won’t be any time soon.... the outside the external work, is looking good. so when it reopens it’ll be fabulous! Disappointed ☹️
Written 6 March 2020
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,337 contributions
Feb. 2020
although yet to open but i still try to reach this place to see how the status of renovation. but that is still closed on 03feb2020. so that i just visit outside and the alley and main door also pretty. i think inside the building should getting much more i could see.
Written 24 February 2020
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donnison44
Grantham, UK604 contributions
Feb. 2020
This was closed until March 2020 but the outside is imposing and I understand lots of marble inside to keep you cool on a hot day. Tricky to find in the medina but we were helped by a boy for a few dirhams.
Written 16 February 2020
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John H
Oxford, UK51 contributions
Dec. 2019
Well worth a visit (and some decent silver shops nearby) as this place is very contemplative and cool to enjoy in the hot afternoon sun. Opening again in March 2020 after a refurb I understand - try taking a photo of your other half looking from a window across the square !
Written 5 December 2019
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David R
Cambridge, UK97 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Really wanted to visit but could not get in. At the top end of the Souks. We were quite proud of finding it after various locals kept asking us to visit the tanneries. Not sure why.
Written 20 November 2019
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Andrew J
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK34 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
Madrassa’s are Moslem/Islamic religious schools or colleges.
This one is in one corner of the medina and you might need a guide to find it - but what a rewarding site!
It is one of the most beautiful madrassa’s in the world, calm, spiritual, a perfect in its detaining. You will be bowled over by its art and serenity.
Written 13 November 2019
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