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Ali Ben Youssef Mosque

Marrakech, Morocco
+212 678-156271
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Marrakech, Morocco
+212 678-156271
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Ben Youssef Madrasa was an Islamic college in Marrakesh, Morocco. The Madrasa was the place where students lived as for the studies they actually took place at the Ben Youssef Mosque nearby. Its truly a must see while visiting Marrakesh. The place is breathtaking...More

Thank ContessaLM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can only see the mosque from outside but it somehow has a very Calm atmosphere in this crowded and Loud city. Recommendation: be close to the building during prayer Time. It is amazing to Listen. Especially at Night.

Thank Verena W
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The oldest mosque in Marrakesh. Typical mosque if you ask me, no offence. I visit because I have a lot of time in Marrakech.

Thank Kosta-Macedonia
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Unlike most other places of worship and many other Mosques who welcome anyone this Mosque is for Muslims only. Although i have spent more time in Mosques during my life than Churches, as an atheist i understand that i shouldn't be allowed in anyway. So...More

Thank timphoto
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this mosque on December as far as I am aware they do not allow non Muslims in the mosque. I am Muslim but do not wear a head cover so on the entrance and even when I entered, I was asked a few times...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Didn't enjoy this visit particularly. Once you've seen it, you've seen it. Took a few pictures but these will I'm sure soon be confined to the back of my hard drive. Perhaps it's me but this didn't do much for me. Sorry. Besides the mosque...More

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Non-muslims are not allowed in the mosque, but the architecture you can see from the exterior is amazing. Non-muslims, however, can go inside the near by Ben Youssef madrasa, which is also amazing.

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A spectacular courtyard forms the centre of this building. The decoration is just beautiful. Don't leave Marrakech without visiting it and looking down into the courtyard from one of the student cells.

Thank dhw3
Reviewed 20 January 2016

The medrassa Ben Youssef must be one of the highlight of Marrakech .It attracts all the tourists of this city to enjoy the old buildings in Marrakech and to learn about the Moroccan old educational system.

Thank Morocco vip tou... M
Reviewed 2 January 2016

While Westerners aren't allowed in the mosque (understandably), this is still worth a visit if in the area. The architecture is quite impressive and the gardens are really tranquil. Still, not too much to see so I wouldn't spend more than an hour here.

Thank Tertius L
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