Medersa Ben Youssef

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by linet on August 15, 2004

This strong building was built in the 14th century to serve as an Islamic university. Please note that Islamic civilisation was living its best times in the 14th century: not yet corrupt with false ideas, free thinking and creativity was encouraged as well as astronomy and medical practices. 900 students could study in this building at once. Serving as a boarding school to all these students, there was of course competition to get the best room. Popular students, darlings of the teachers would get large rooms with street or garden view, while others would have to share small, dark holes.
Medersa Ben Youssef
Place Ben Youssef
Marrakesh, Morocco
(044) 39 09 11

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