Médersa Ben Youssef


The Madrasa Ben Youssef, an architectural treasure nestled in the heart of the old Medina of Marrakech, echoes the sounds of a glorious past and embodies an invaluable historical significance. It transports visitors to a fascinating era where art, knowledge, and culture flourished. The Ben Youssef Medersa was constructed by Sultan Abdullah Al-Ghaleb Assaadi between the years 1564 and 1565...

Medersa Ben Youssef

Architecture of the Madrasa Ben Youssef

This medersa stands out for the harmony of its architecture and the diversity of its construction materials, making it an architectural and artistic gem that reflects the history of authentic Moroccan art.

Welcome to the Madrasa Ben Youssef! Our opening hours are from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM every day. Come and explore this ancient architecture and discover the history of this impressive structure!

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Visit the Madrasa Ben Youssef in the heart of Marrakech for 50 DH. The price for children under 12 is 10 DH. If you are a group of more than 20 people, the ticket price is 30 DH. Experience the beauty and culture of Marrakech by visiting the Ben Youssef Medersa!

Restoration of the Madrasa

In the context of the particular interest shown by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, in the preservation and enhancement of the historical heritage of several cities in the Kingdom, and His firm determination to safeguard the various layers of national memory, as well as His desire to highlight the intangible, cultural, and architectural capital of the city of Marrakech, the Ministry of Habous and Islamic Affairs has undertaken the restoration of the Madrasa Ben Youssef in Marrakech. This initiative follows the High Directives of His Majesty, may God glorify Him, during His visit to the old Medina on January 9, 2017.

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Photos of the Madrasa Ben Youssef

Upon crossing the threshold, the architectural splendor of the Medersa captivates. Elements of decoration with sumptuous geometric and floral motifs adorn the walls, bearing witness to the accomplished art of the era.

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Rue Assouel, Marrakech 40000