Ben Youssef Madrasa
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- 98%History Buffs
- 76%Local Culture
- 75%Spiritual Seekers
- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 62%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- Ben Youssef MadrasaMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesOct 16, 2013
The Ben Youssef Madrasa was an Islamic college in Marrakech, Morocco, named after Sultan Ali ibn Yusuf (reigned 1106–1142), who expanded the city and its influence considerably. It is the largest Medrasa in all of Morocco, and was allied to the neighbouring Ben Youssef Mosque. It closed down in 1960, and the building was refurbished and reopened to the public as an historical site in 1982.Recommended for:
- Ben Youssef MadrasaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Mar 16, 2014
This beautiful medresa is a stand out. The students quarters can get a bit cramped when large groups are present but the intricate carvings and tile work make this one is the more impressive architectural sights in Marrakech.Recommended for: