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Ben Youssef Medersa, Marrakech

Ben Youssef Medersa - Marrakech, Morocco
Ben Youssef Medersa
Derb Zaouiat Lahdar, Marrakech, Morocco 40000Map
Rue Souk el Khemis
+212 524 38 5261 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Kaat Benahid

The Ben Youssef Medersa was an Islamic theology school that was founded in the 14th Century by the Marinid Dynasty. It was completely rebuilt in 1565 by Saadian Sultan Abdallah El-Ghalib who beautified the institution with a patio, sculpted cedar woodwork and stuccos. Before it closed down in the year 1960, the Ben Youssef Medersa was one of the biggest madrasas in North Africa, with a capacity to instruct 900 students. Since 1980, it was opened for tourists to revisit its rich history as also to appreciate the beauty of its central patio paved with white marble. If you are a history buff, you would surely love this place.

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By david.wallace32 | Posted 04/03/12
  ATLAS MOUNTAIN TREKKING MOROCCO WWW.MARRAKECH-LOISIRS.COM Presents Trekking in Atlas Mountains Morocco! Tour 1: Trekking in the High-Atlas 2-days trek Recharge your batteries! Day 1 After breakfast, you’ll leave Marrakech to take the road of Ourika Valley and get to Setti Fatma. Meet your hiking team (guide and mule-drivers) at Tazzitountes bridge (4102ft). A half-an-hour walk will lead you to the gorgeous Ait Oucheg Valley, which is in the heart of the High Atlas where you will enjoy the superb view over the villages of Anammer and Aguerd. Welcome to the Plateau of Yagour where your lunch will be served. In the afternoon, you will follow a small track road to reach the pass of n’Oucheg beautiful village (5447 ft) where you will spend a comfortable night at a local inhabitant’s house and have a copious meal. 5 hours of walking. Day 2 You will start the day walking along the slopes of the mountain to reach the small Ait Oucheg valley while passing by old and traditional villages. On your way up, you will find Aguerd gorges where we have lunch. You will carry on to the Ourika valley following a small path which will lead you to a special view point where you can see the entire valley of Ait Oucheg. On your way down, you will walk trough juniper trees and thuja forest to get to Imi nTaddart, where your transportation will be waiting for you. 6 hours of walking. End of the trekking. Back to Marrakech. Tour 2: Climbing of Jbel Toubkal 3-days trek The Maghreb’s highest mountain! Day 1 Depart of your hotel in Marrakech to reach Imlil village at 5509 ft of altitude. Meet your mule-drivers and their jennies to start the trek. Meziks Pass (8728 ft) will be your first stage to get to the panoramic view over the Meziks village, Ait Mizanes valley and Tazararts plateau. You will cross a juniper and oak trees forest to arrive at Azib Tamsoult (7383 ft) where your night camp will be set. 4 hours 30 minutes of walking. Day 2 Gradually, across the great and wild landscapes, you will go up directly to Tzikerts Pass while looking at the Ighouliden waterfalls, which are giving water to the entire Azzaden Valley. Lunch will be served at this place. In the afternoon, you will reach Aguelzims Pass (11485 ft) to have your first look at the Toubkal. Descend to the Toubkal refuge at 10500 ft. Dinner and a night at this comfortable refuge built by the CAF (French Alpine Center). 6 hours 30 minutes of walking. Day 3 Climbing of Jbel Toubkal optional Awaking at 4:30AM to have breakfast and to start climbing early to avoid the sun. It takes about 3 hours to get to the top, it’s a good and hard way up but worth while for this satisfying moment to look at Morocco from the top at 13673 ft of altitude. Back to the refuge we will serve your lunch. Way down to Aremd and have a look on the famous marabout of Sidi Chamharouch, who was a holyman revered by local people. Many people are used to coming over, mainly women, come for pilgrimage. Lovely and easy descent to Aremd (6280 ft) and then Imlil village at 5709 ft of altitude. End of the trek. 9 hours 30 minutes on walking. Back to Marrakech. WWW.MARRAKECH-LOISIRS.COM Tags: atlas mountain marrakech, atlas mountain trekking morocco, atlas mountain treks marrakech, atlas mountain treks morocco, atlas mountains morocco, day tours marrakech, marrakech loisirs, ourika valley marrakech, setti fatima, toubkal mountains morocco, trekking in marrakech, trekking in morocco Comment HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES IN MARRAKECH MOROCCO Filed under: Uncategorized — Leave a comment October 22, 2011 Heaven Sake’s – Hot air balloon rides in Marrakech Dawn We pick you up from the hotel between 5:30 and 6:30am according to the season, whisk you off to the launch site in a stylish 4×4. Once there, the balloon is prepared for flight, (you are welcome to join in the fun of setting up the balloon to get that extra feel). After preparation you will board the gondola and on the instruction of the pilot to his ground’s crew ‘cast off’…the magical moment is anticipated with the mixed feeling of goose-bumps and butterflies, as we rise vertically towards the Moroccan heavens; the most scenic locations of the world Morocco. A chase vehicle, is in constant radio communication with the pilot to establish a suitable landing site. Once we have our ‘kiss landing’, a private 4×4 is awaiting to take you on a tour of the local Berber village for some Moroccan pastries and mint tea. Around midday, our passengers will be taken back to their hotel in Marrakech, armed with a Certificate; to prove and show-case to friends and family back at home. 1.Royal flight: Sole occupancy 1 hour flight, services of an experienced, qualified pilot with current French and Moroccan Pilots Licences and Air Worthiness Certificates (France & Morocco); ground support crew, support vehicle; private round trip transfers from your hotel in Marrakech to launch site and return;Breakfast served aboard by a hostess; Fre...   Read More
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Ben Youssef Medersa General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
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