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.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
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