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

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.

  • 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.

  • There are a number of bus stops within walking distance of the 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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  • Ali Ben Youssef Medersa Address: Just off Rue Souk el Khemis, Marrakech, Morocco, Marrakesh
  • Ali Ben Youssef Medersa Contact Number: 212-632251164
  • Ali Ben Youssef Medersa Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Ali Ben Youssef Medersa Price: 50 MAD
  • Best time to visit Ali Ben Youssef Medersa(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ali Ben Youssef Medersa: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Marrakesh include Ali Ben Youssef Medersa in their plan

  • 33.76% 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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

76.77% of people prefer walking in order to reach Ali Ben Youssef Medersa

People normally club together Djemaa El Fna and Musee De Marrakech while planning their visit to Ali Ben Youssef Medersa.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • I would have really liked to visit this Madrasa that once was the largest Islamic school in Morocco and one of the largest in North Africa, for more than four centuries a home for students in search of knowledge in various sciences, including theology. Unfortunately, the building is currenly being refurbished and will probably reopen to the public in 2019/2020 (no date has been announced yet). The vote is only due to the disappointement for not being able to visit it, even because no info about the works is provided on the official channels (for example, Visit Marrakech website)

  • Beautiful place with stunning tile work. It gets very crowded and it's difficult to move around or take pictures, but it's a must-see in Marrakech.

  • 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

  • This Moorish-style building is neither Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakesh, nor Alcazar of Seville. It is Al-Attarine Madrasa of Fes in Morocco which took its name from the spice and perfume market that is located in the vicinity...!!!

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