Medersa Ben Youssef Marrakech

medersa ben youssef

Originally constructed in the 12th century, this exceptionally preserved Koranic school is one of the largest in North Africa.

Here too are excellent examples of Moroccan arches, wall carvings, tiles and mosaics.

Hundreds of students once studied here, gathered in the large and peaceful courtyard.

There is also a small mosque on-site.

**Currently closed since 2019 for extensive renovations, stay tuned for opening date.

Map of Ali ben Youssef Medersa in Marrakech

(Google calls it The Son of Joseph School)