Marrakech - This is Madrasa Ben Youssef, former Koranic school

Madrasa Ben Youssef in the Medina of Marrakech

One of the visits you should not miss on your trip to Marrakech, in Morocco, is the Madrasa Ben Youssef,

You will find it right on the northern limit of the souks of the Medina, next to the mosque of the same name, the Marrakech Museum and the Kuba Ba'Adiyn.

The madrasas they are institutions dedicated to religious education, which were extended by the Maghreb since the thirteenth century.

Madrasa Ben Youssef in the Medina of Marrakech

In the case of Madrasa Ben Youssef from Marrakech, the building dates from the 16th century, when it was built in the place occupied by another previous Madrasa

I anticipate that it is one of the most beautiful corners of Marrakech from an architectural point of view.

Dedicated to Koranic school, in his time he acquired great prestige and came to accommodate up to 900 students.

What to see in Madrasa Ben Youssef

In you Visit of the Madrasa Ben Youssef You will see that the building is structured around a large central courtyard with a rectangular pond.

Madrasa Ben Youssef in the medina of Marrakech in Morocco

This Koranic school has a unique classroom, a room that fulfilled the functions of a place of teaching and also of prayer.

The decor, both the patio and the single classroom are really spectacular, with a mixture of cedar wood, marble, stucco and mosaics, typical of dynasty architecture saadí.

The most prominent corner is the Sanctuary octagonal that is in front of the entrance of the Koranic school, with a beautiful ceiling of carved cedar and the decorative profusion with stucco.

When accessing the upper floor of the Madrasa Ben Youssef from Marrakech you can walk the long corridors and interior courtyards where the 130 cells where the students of the Koranic school were staying are distributed.

Madrasa Ben Youssef in the medina of Marrakech in Morocco

By decorating some of these cells, and the objects that are exposed in them, you can feel the atmosphere that was lived in his time in this Koranic school.

Without a doubt, the Madrasa Ben Youssef is aEssential visit in Marrackech.

Finally, if this visit you prefer to do in group with the company of a Spanish guide, here you have information about guided tours and excursions in Marrakech.

Pictures Madrasa Ben Youssef in Marrakech

Here you have more Photos of the Ben Youssef Madrasa, to visit in Marrakech.

Video: Ben Youssef Madrasa Koranic School in Marrakesh, Morocco (November 2019).