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BEN YOUSSEF MADRASA




On our first day exploring Marrakesh, we headed to the amazing Ben Youssef Madrasa after having the loveliest lunch at Nomad. It's a
10mns walk from where we stayed at Riad Yasmine. Unfortunately, it was 30 minutes before closing time, but we still managed to take in all its beauty between taking photos.


The Ben Youssef Madrasa was once the largest Islamic school in North Africa and had up to 900 students. Lessons would revolve around learning the Qur’an by heart, Islamic law, and sciences.

One of the most beautiful part of the Ben Youssef Madrasa is the courtyard. A contrast of colours between the terracotta concrete and blue/green tiles arranged into mosaics on the walls. The attention to detail was mesmerizing and the carvings and Arabic inscriptions so intricate.
Above the door to the main entrance is an inscription that reads ‘You who enter my door, may your highest hopes be exceeded’. This place was pure magic. I was in awe with its beauty and felt so inspired.




The Madrasa was closed in 1960 but reopened to the public in 1982 after some refurbishment. 
Located near the Museum of Marrakesh, the Madrasa is open daily from 8am – 6pm and entry is 20 Dirahms per person.

What to wear for good photos:
This trip has been such an eye opener about packing for me. It's great to lay out your outfits for each sights ahead of time. I remember being so disappointed with what I packed for Greece and Italy. It may sound vain but at the end of the day you pay good money to go on a trip, wouldn't you want to look good in your pictures? These are memories I'll  have for years to come.
I'd say stay away from prints since they will clash with tiled walls
Go for bright colors like reds/oranges/royal blues/bright yellows/blacks/peaches and white of course.

I wore a light blue exactly the same color as the blue in the tiles unintentionally wish I could say it was.




Pictures : Monroe from FashionSteeleNYC

Thank you for reading
Xoxo, Rose

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