MEDERSA BEN YOUSSEF

In the heart of the medina, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, one of the largest in the Maghreb, is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable historical monuments of Marrakech.
Built in 1570 by the Saadian Abdullah Al Ghalib, the madrasa was during more than four centuries a shelter for students thirst for knowledge in various sciences.
Designed on a quadrilateral plan 1680 m², the madrasa in Moorish architecture had 132 student rooms on two floors around a courtyard which gives the prayer room.

Practical information:

  • Hours: open daily from 9am to 18pm.
  • Location : Kaat Benahid, Place Ben Youssef
  • Phone : +212 5 24 44 18 93
  • Price: Possibility of a combined ticket with the Almoravid Koubba and Marrakesh Museum for 60 dhs.
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