Ali ben Youssef Mosque
Ali ben Youssef Medersa
‘You who enter my door, may your highest hopes be exceeded’ reads the inscription over the entryway to the Ali ben Youssef Medersa, and...
Flights of fancy come with the territory at Dar Bellarj, a stork hospital (bellarj is Arabic for stork) turned into Marrakesh’s premier...
Gloat over souq purchases with cocktails on rooftop sofas at sunset, or a glass of wine next to the Zen-zellij courtyard fountain. The...
Ben Youssef Food Stall Qissaria
Just around the corner from the Koubba Ba'adiyn is a labyrinth of qissarias lined with stalls serving tagines, steaming snails, and the...
Lonely Planet review
The Almohads destroyed everything else their Almoravid predecessors built in Marrakesh, but overlooked this small, graceful 12th-century koubba (shrine) across from Ali ben Youssef Mosque, which was probably used for ablutions. This architectural relic reveals what Hispano-Moresque architecture owes to the Almoravids: keyhole arches, ribbed vaulting, interlaced arabesques and domed cupolas on crenellated bases.