Probably the most beautiful building in Marrakesh, the Ben Youssef Medersa is a medieval Islamic school featuring intricate woodwork, stucco, and student dormitories with balconies.

Calligraphy and Mosaic Detail (Ben Youssef Medersa, Marrakesh, Morocco)
Carved stucco, Arabic calligraphy and mosaic tile decorate the wall around the central courtyard of the 16th-century Ben Youssef Medersa in Marrakesh, Morocco. Holly Hayes
Location map of Ben Youssef Medersa, Marrakesh, Morocco. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of Ben Youssef Medersa, Marrakesh, Morocco. Click to enlarge.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248419
Article Title
Ben Youssef Medersa
Dates
14th cent.; 1560s
Coordinates
31.6320001° N, 7.9881871° W map · aerial
Street Address
Kaat Benahid
Postcode
40000

Page Info

Place ID
248419
Title
Ben Youssef Medersa, Marrakesh, Morocco
Added By
Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022