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“Beautiful place”

Ben Youssef Madrasa
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San Francesco al Campo, Italy
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“Beautiful place”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Beautiful place - but very hard to find! Great for budding photographers, so many nice shots to take!

Visited June 2014
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Ghent, Belgium
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“Great example of a Koranic School”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Beautifully restaured and kept - this elaborate Medersa is a place of peace and refined elegance. Take your time to enjoy the beatiful zelije tile work and the stucco carvings.

Visited June 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Interesting authentic Moroccan Madrasa /School-Marrakesh”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

As you approach this authentic Moroccan Madrasa /School through Marrakech's dusty streets , there's not much to suggest what you will find behind its plain wooden doors. Maybe the ornately tiled series of horseshoe arches across the street will give you a hint - they aren't that common in the city. It's a school that taught the Koran for over half a millennium.

The courtyard, built around a shallow reflecting pool, is contained by four ornately decorated walls. From the zillij tiled floor, pilasters rise up to meet great cornices carved from ancient cedar wood. Two doors, pitched beneath overlapping arches, lead you to the two dormitories, which you can visit for framed views of the courtyard below. The dormitories are plain by comparison to the courtyard !!

Visited June 2014
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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“Stunning mosaics and plaster work”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

One of the more incredible examples of Islamic decoration we visited. Highly recommended, esp. combo ticket with Musee de Marrakech which is equally beautiful.

Visited June 2014
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Texas City, Texas
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“Beautiful motifs all around”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

One of the most beautiful and popular madrasa in Morocco is a holder of some of the beautiful works I have ever seen. The motifs on the wall are rich, intricate and stunning. This is where young minds join together to learn Quran and a visit to the dorms are also available. Along with the Madrasa the combined ticket will also give you access to the museum which is also another must visit. Get early as the place can get crowded quickly.

Visited May 2014
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