Ben Youssef Madrasa

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Afar Magazine

At Ben Youssef Medersa, a 16th-century Koranic boarding school turned museum, visitors can see colorful mosaic zellij tiles and intricate stucco carvings inscribed with Muslim invocations Full review →



A 14th-century Koranic school that has been lovingly restored, the Medersa has a serene courtyard with a central, water-filled basin; and facades enhanced with tiling, stucco, and carved cedar.


Fodor's Tick Choice

If you want a little breath taken out of you, don't pass up the chance to see this extraordinarily well-preserved 16th-century Koranic school, North Africa's largest such institution. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Ben Youssef Medersa [is] a former Koranic boarding school attached to its namesake mosque, where students used to learn Islamic law, science, and the Koran. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

If your date loves history or design, head over to my favorite spot in the city, this college whose main buildings date back to the 14th century Full review →

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