"Marakesh (Ali ben Youssef Medersa)" Morocco Things to Do Tip by worldtraveler55

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  • Marakesh (Ali ben Youssef Medersa) - Morocco
  • Marakesh (Ali ben Youssef Medersa) - Morocco
  • Marakesh (Ali ben Youssef Medersa) - Morocco
  • Marakesh (Ali ben Youssef Medersa) - Morocco
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Ali ben Youssef Medersa

The medersa is the largest theological college and was buildt by the Saadians in 1565 (and much restored in the 1960's).
Altough undergoing a painstaking restoration, it is a peacful and meditative place with some absolutely stunning examples of stucco decoration.
Upstairs the are students' cells. As usual , they are small and bare. It's hard to imagine how, as is claimed they crammed as many as 900 people into these rooms.

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2005
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