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Rue Assouel, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 644-727244
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This medresseh, built in the Fourteenth Century, is the biggest medresseh in Morocco. It was open for education until recently. The mosaic ornaments and the stained glasses are worth to be seen.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YavuzM_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ben Yousef was an Islamic college built by Saadien dynasty Morocco in around mid 1500's. The main building centers around a courtyard(typical Moroccan) with a pool in the middle. Facing the front across the pool, as you enter, it has a praying area. Visitors can...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Omer-Lavv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

DON’T TRY TO FIND THIS! It’s deep in the souk so you’ll be going around alleys, probably get lost (even google maps wasn’t much help), finally ask for directions and get some young man stuck to you, promising beautiful things just around the corner -...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank CRPalma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit and see some beautiful art. A very beautiful place to pray. Really good for someone who likes history to.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Khayam S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ben Yousellf Madrasa has been closed for 2 years and is currently in the midst of a major interior and exterior renovation. There is no access to the Madrasa and that should be true until the year 2021. Do not beleve the guidebooks or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Marianne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a quite oasis we visited or about 2 hours on our own. The entrance was about 7€/each. The mosaic is impressive. You can finde it everywhere and catch some nice pictures. We sat down to see the mosaic and got lost in relaxing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank saraihamburg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked round and round the lanes of medina looking for the mosque and could not locate it. There is a signage but obscured by some tarpaulins and hence could not even catch a glimpse of the place.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SrikanthSivaraj
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Short visit to the Madrasa doesn't go amiss. The mosaic detail is really pretty and so if you are into Moorish architecture definitely a place to visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Venture0ut2016
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

This is well worth a visit. The huge courtyard contains all the traditional Arabic elements of detailed plasterwork, intricately carved wood, tiling and marble. Upstairs there are lots of little cells where students used to study. It’s huge and spectacular but also serene and calm....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jcampbell675
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Having major renovation, locals told us for up to two years although there was no signage to indicate this-not much to see from the outside sadly, very busy area for through traffic

Date of experience: January 2019
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25 June 2018|
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Tariffe e Orari - Medersa Ben Youssef medersa-ben-youssef. Lunedi – Domenica. 09:00 H – 17:00 H. “Chiuso per lavori di ristrutturazione fino al 2020”. Prezzo : 6 €. 2012 - 2018 © Copyright - Medersa Ben Youssef.
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Response from MRKSH2013 | Reviewed this property |
As I wrote below...I was over there this morning. It will be closed at least another 20 months.