Ben Youssef Medersa

Ben Youssef Medersa in Marrakech

Originally built in the 14th century, and subsequently rebuilt two centuries later, the Medersa has recently been restored and is a fine example of Moroccan workmanship, with ornate doors, tiled walls and carved plasterwork. It was named after the Ben Youssef Mosque next door and was reputed to house up to 900 students at a time. Upstairs holds a total of 132 small dormitories with bare walls and small windows either looking out over the central courtyard or smaller inner courtyards.

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