Cherratine Medersa

Cherratine Medersa is one of the two non-Merinid medersas (Koranic schools). Founded by the Alawite sultan Moulay-er-Rachid in 1670, it could receive up to 300 students. The cells are laid out around courtyards at each corner of the edifice and are distributed over three levels.

Along the galleries, moucharabiehs screen the medersa off from the outside world. Even if rather sober, you will surely be seduced by the double door covered in chiselled bronze that opens onto a corridor with a particularly attractive carved and painted wooden ceiling.


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