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7 historical places you need to visit in Morocco

March 02, 2019 at 01:00 pm | History

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

March 02, 2019 at 01:00 pm | History

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Ben Youssef Madrasa

It is an Islamic college in Marrakesh, Morocco. An Islamic historical site, the Ben Youssef Madrasa was once the largest centre of Islamic learning on the continent. Named after the Almoravid Sultan Ali ibn Yusuf, who expanded the city of Marrakesh and its influence, the current madrasa was built during the rule of Sa’di Sultan Sidi Abdallah al-Ghalib in the Marinid style. The school went through various changes over the years until it was closed in 1960. In 1982, it was opened to the public. With a central courtyard decorated with wooden carvings and marble mosaics, the site contains many fine, ornamental entryways and arches, covered with geometric shapes and inscriptions from the Quran, according to a travel site, Inspirock.

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