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Jemaa el-Fnaa

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Ben Youssef Madrasa

Both are recommended by professional reviewers. On balance, Jemaa el-Fnaa is preferred by most professionals compared to Ben Youssef Madrasa. Jemaa el-Fnaa comes in at #1 in Marrakech with endorsements from 8 reviewers such as Lonely Planet, Afar Magazine and Afar Magazine.

Both are recommended by professional reviewers. On balance, Jemaa el-Fnaa is preferred by most professionals compared to Ben Youssef Madrasa. Jemaa el-Fnaa comes in at #1 in Marrakech with endorsements from 8 reviewers such as Lonely Planet, Afar Magazine and Afar Magazine.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Marrakech
location

Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco

endorsements
  • 11 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    There are no shortage of superlatives to be seen, heard, smelled, tasted and felt here. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    he food stalls are organized in rows; the local fare is sumptuous; and the prices are fixed, which is a nice break after haggling in the souks or square for everything. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Jemaa El Fna is like a living, breathing creature. And for the uninitiated, a first visit to the main square can be a disorienting experience. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    There is always a queue at the fish and chips place, which is a tip-off that they use fresh fish. They also serve a special eggplant paste with the fish and chips. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    The Jemma Al Fna in Marrakesh, a UNESCO World Heritage site, will set your senses on fire Full Review →

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84
#7 in Marrakech

Just off Rue Souk el Khemis, Marrakech, Morocco

  • 6 endorsements
  • 55

    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 →

  • 14

    Concierge

    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.

  • 6

    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 →

  • 1

    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 →

  • 12

    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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