Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

Currently Closed
  • Address: Just off Rue Souk el Khemis, Marrakech, Morocco, Marrakesh
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 212-632251164
  • Ticket Price: 50 MAD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Educational Site, Historical Site, Architecture

About Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, Marrakesh

This magnanimous building is reminiscent of hundreds of students learning Islamic law, science and Koran in its ornate, wood-carved chambers. The Medresa is worth visiting for its craftsmanship and attention to detail that was a forte of the Saadian dynasty.

This 16th century building is a gateway to Marrakech’s rich historic and religious lineage. Worth noting here are the rare palm motifs in the prayer hall, the cedar carved cupolas and the grandiose of the mosaic walls. Floors of flawless Italian marble invite the unsuspecting visitor to an unforgettable historical journey that stays in some corner of the heart forever.

A magnificent medersa situated in the city of Marrakech and worth a visit during your Morocco trip. The place is open for visitors for certain Ali Ben Youssef Medersa Ticket Price. The Ali Ben Youssef Medersa Tickets can be obtained from the premises. You can even Buy Tickets for Ali Ben Youssef Medersa as a combo package for both museum and madrasa. You can buy Tickets for Ali Ben Youssef Medersa anytime, but it is better to avoid prayer timings for visits.

Ali Ben Youssef Medersa Information

  • A combination ticket of 60 dh is available that combines the Museum and Madrassa entry fee.
  • There are basic toilets inside the premises of the medersa.

How To reach Ali Ben Youssef Medersa by Public Transport

  • There are a number of bus stops within walking distance of the Medersa.

Restaurants Near Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

  • The museum next door has a cafe.
  • There are a number of eateries in the adjoining souk like Pepe Nero,Dar Moha and Terrasse de Episces.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

  • 95% of people who visit Marrakesh include Ali Ben Youssef Medersa in their plan

  • 46.13% of people start their Ali Ben Youssef Medersa visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

52.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

People normally club together Djemaa El Fna and Maison De La Photographie while planning their visit to Ali Ben Youssef Medersa.

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Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, Marrakesh Reviews

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  • Absolutely stunning. Not only for the history it’s been through, but the intricacy of carvings and tilework that cover every inch. And for something so old and beautiful, one would expect restricted or at least monitored access. Nope. Just pay your ticket and wander freely through the floors, climb lofts, touch everything. That unfettered explorer feeling, most memorable. And as a non-Muslim, it may be the closest thing to seeing inside a mosque in Marrakech

  • The place we never found :( not even people, trespassers, bank employees working at the square knew it existed. Google maps was absolutely unclear. I’m quite sad. Please someone send google maps the exact place of the entrance

  • The architecture here is really beautiful. I would throughly reccomend visiting if you go to Marrakech

  • Just a very beautiful building which is badly dilapidated with no information points. I would guess a guided tour would have been a good idea. Parts of the building the plaster is literally peeling off the wall but the wood work in the centre courtyard and the lightwells are simply stunning

  • Google keeps saying Ali Ben Youssef Medersa is the same as Son of Joseph. If it is CLOSED for 2 years to remodel. 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻Do not go.

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