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Rue Assouel, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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You should visit it if you go to Marrakech. One of the most impressive Madrassas in Morocco. A must see in the city

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JMR34Madrid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really worth a visit : nice architecture and inspired style ; really beautiful place and very interesting for understanding the culture and part of muslim education

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank chrislea224
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The madrassah is closed presently for restoration. However the walk in the medina to the madrassah was very interesting. We found lots of shopping at great prices. The museum attached to the madrassah was open.In need of an upgrade but found the pottery to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Abdool J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building and gardens that showcase local and tribal rugs. The building is kept in immaculate condition and the visit is definitely worthwhile.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ryguy99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ben Youssef Madrasa was a center of learning for over 6 centuries. The madrasa was founded at the beginning of the 14th century by the Moroccan monarch Abu el Hassan. It was enlarged and elegantly redecorated in 1570 during the Saadian dynasty, housing 900...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing architecture and incredible interior details. Stunning building, that is a must-see. Could be a bit challenging, if you try to find the madrasa on your own, because it is in the medina, which is a real maze.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank tkalinova
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Currently under renovation to be reopened as a school, it is a place you can picture history of Islamic education taking place for ages.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ebell1
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We have been in Marrakech twice with the intention of visiting the Ben Yousef Madrasa but not having had the time. This time we sat out to visit the School as our no. 1 priority only to find out it was closed due to renovation....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bblenstrup1
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Youssef is an attentive and fun guide, always making the trip wonderful and enjoyable. The tour is very good and I would highly recommend it. Everyone deserves to have this kind of experience!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank letsiimoes
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

It's closed. No signage, but it's been closed for quite a while and will stay closed for at least another year. Repairs. Don't bother trying to find it until after 2019, you won't get in.

Date of experience: October 2018
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25 June 2018|
Response from pao53pat53 | Reviewed this property |
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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20 June 2018|
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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.
6 June 2018|
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Response from shelrahrah | Reviewed this property |
It was open in April when we went. It was good. Lots of history, there’s quite a bit that’s not in English but if you know French/Arabic, you’ll be fine.