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This is my very favorite building in Marrakesh.  Did I mention it is a Koranic school?  Yes, for more than four centuries the Ben Youssef Medersa played host to students hungry for knowledge in various subjects, including theology.   The school, particularly the ground floor, is positively magnificent (and frankly, that’s an understatement).  A beautiful center basin, incredible Moroccan mosaic tiled walls, hand sculpted plasterwork, and ornate wood work—all come together to enchant.   

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Ben Youssef Medersa

This is my very favorite building in Marrakesh.  Did I mention it is a Koranic school?  Yes, for more than four centuries the Ben Youssef Medersa played host to students hungry for knowledge in various subjects, including theology.   The school, particularly the ground floor, is positively magnificent (and frankly, that’s an understatement).  A beautiful center basin, incredible Moroccan mosaic tiled walls, hand sculpted plasterwork, and ornate wood work—all come together to enchant.