"Under-rated medersa" Sale Things to Do Tip by matcrazy1

Sale Things to Do: 9 reviews and 9 photos

by matcrazy1

Medersa is an old coranic school, a kind (the only) of university in muslim countries in the past. The medersa of Sale was the first I visited in Morocco. It was founded in 1333 (by Abou l'Hassan from Merinide dynasty) and does not operate now. The local guard and guide wanted a small fee (1$ or less per 2) for entrance which I paid at once. When I took a first picture he ordered me to pay... a few times more for taking pictures. I started to bargain and finally I decided not to take pictures, silly me with my low budget and loong trip ahead that time.

I saw typical for old coranic school: square internal courtyard surrounded by columns and arcades on the ground floor, walls decorated with Arabic ornaments along the bottom and topped with frescoes in cedar wood. In Sale, add the terrace on the flat roof with a view over Sale, Rabat and the Atlantic Ocean. Later on I visited a few, more famous medersas in Morocco, and I have to admit that this one in Sale is under-rated.

Directions: Opposite to southwestern corner of the Grand Mosque.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 25, 2005
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