Ben Youssef Madrasa

Ben Youssef Madrasa

Are you planning to visit Ben Youssef Madrasa? See our information below!


The Ben Youssef Madrasa is an Islamic madrasa in Marrakech and was once the largest and most important in North Africa. There was room for almost 1000 students. The Ben Youssef Madrasa was founded in the 14th century and closed for good in 1962. Today, the Madrasa is open to tourists and people who want to visit this beautiful building.

Especially the architecture and the colorful mosaics are a feast for the eyes. Admire the beautiful Moroccan architecture, especially the remarkable inner terrace, which is centered around a swimming pool. There are marble pillars decorated with pinecone and palm motifs and the walls are decorated with Islamic calligraphy and mosaics.

You can take beautiful photos all over Marrakech, but the Ben Youssef Madrasa is one of the best places to update your Instagram or TikTok profile. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in Morocco.

Opening hours:

The Ben Youssef Madrasa is open every day from: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM.

Photographer: Lars Meijer

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit Ben Youssef Madrasa!

  • It pays to go as early as possible so you can beat the crowds of tourists.
Photographer: Lars Meijer

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