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“Wonderful architecture and tiling”

Ben Youssef Madrasa
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US$21.47*
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Souks and Medinas of Marrakech Tour
Ranked #31 of 178 things to do in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This place is temporarily closed.
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Tucked in the Medina up by the Musee de Marrakech the Ali Ben Youssef Madrasa is a must see sight of the city. Ornate panelled doors are matched by the highly picturesque and details ceramic tiles which cover the floors, walls and walkways.
The student rooms are more like cells but those which have views over the courtyard with its huge central water feature are worth queing to get in to. Close you eyes and you can almost hear the rhythmic recitals of the students learning the Koran.
A photographer's paradise as well with great angles and lights.

Thank DodgerW3
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Beautiful architecture, used to be a school for boys I think. Unfortunately on the day we visited there was a fashion shoot and select parts had been closed off. Disappointed.

Thank Manchester456
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

As you can visit any mosque in Marrakech if you're not a muslim, this is a good way to look at very beautiful architecture. Its a gem in the city. Beautiful and quiet!

Thank Zoe F
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Well worth the 60dh entry fee, especially since you get into the museum next door for the same price. A lovely building the type of which you simply don't get in Europe. The mosaic patterns and the courtyard with the water feature are beautiful. Provides the backdrop to some great photos :-)

Thank Will O
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Truly recommended stop in Marrakesh. Amazing building, we took hundreds of photos. Difficult to put into words what you would see, so better see it for yourself.

Thank MomoDada
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