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Learn about the Islamic Religion at Ben Youssef Medresa

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The Ben Youssef Medresa is one of the largest and the most elegant Quranic learning center in North Africa. This landmark is so popular because of its marvelous architecture. The building has a simple entrance, beautiful courtyard with a pool leading to a dome shaped prayer hall. The prayer hall is lavishly embellished with flowing Qur’anic inscriptions, zellige tilework and the most beautiful stucco ceilings. Don’t forget to experience a remarkable echoing of sounds in the prayer hall, which was very useful for the teachers to teach nearly 900 students in the past as the sounds of the lessons from the Qur’an used to revolve around the hall.

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The Meresa also accommodates 130 dormitory cells at its first floor and some tiny, dusty warren of rooms that provides alluring views of the courtyard. The best time to experience the beauty of this Medresa is in the morning when the early sun highlights the stunning beauty of the place. Visitors may also find a a young calligrapher in the courtyard that writes names in beautiful calligraphic letters for a few Dirhams.

Opening Hours: Summers: 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Winter: 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Admission Ticket: There is a combined ticket of Medersa Ben Youssef, Koubba El Badiyin and Museum of Marrakech and the which costs 60 Dirhams per person.

Address: Just off Rue Souk El Khemis, Marrakech, Morrocco.

How to reach: The nearest train station is Gare Routière de Marrakech at Boulevard 11 Janvier which is a 20 minute walk away from the Medersa Ben Youssef.

Contact: +212 524 441893 "

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