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Medersa Ben Youssef!

El Afak, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco
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One of the places I really enjoyed visiting in the busy city of Marakesh is the Medersa Ben Yousseff. Just near the souk, this place is a must see. Medersa Ben Youssef was an Islamic college and also was biggest in the city. The layout of the college centers its courtyard with a large pool and also surrounded by intricate designs and details. The lower level you can find the prayer hall and students' dormitories are located on the upper level of the madrasa. It was reported that the Ben Youssef Madrasa was able to accommodate up to 800 students. I definitely enjoyed checking out this historical site in the city. I'd highly recommend this before going to the souk and the square.
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Marrakesh Menara Airport
Modern airport which is the gateway to the city of Marrakesh.

Culture and experiences

Museum de Marrakech
Beautiful museum of the capital city. Come here early to avoid large crowds and enjoy all it has to offer.
Ourika waterfalls
Ourika waterfalls can be reached after a hike up the valley!
The son of Joseph School
Went here during my trip to Marrakesh. So much to see in Marrakesh and this is one not to miss.


Riad Andalouse
I had a pleasant time in this riad. The staff can cook a really good meal also. It was a cozy experience over all.

Points of interest

Atlas Mountains
Amazing views from the top. Great time hiking part of the Atlas during my trip.
Ouzoud Falls
Ouzoud waterfalls is one of the tallest falls in North Africa region. Make sure not to skip this place.
Ourika Valley Day Trip
Ourika Valley is beautiful. You can definitely do this as a day trip which is nearby Marrakesh.
Morocco is one of my favorite destination because of its culture, history, and of course the delicious foods!
Marrakesh has a very lively vibe. I really enjoyed walking around this city.

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