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...
Ali ben Youssef Mosque
Musée de Marrakech
Maybe the rumours are true of a curse on the Mnebhi Palace, now home to Musée de Marrakech. Its low walls and inner courtyard left no...
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...
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Dar Bellarj information
Flights of fancy come with the territory at Dar Bellarj, a stork hospital (bellarj is Arabic for stork) turned into Marrakesh’s premier arts centre. Each year the nonprofit Dar Bellarj Foundation adopts a program theme, ranging from film to women’s textiles and storytelling. Calligraphy demonstrations, art openings, crafts exhibits and arts workshops are regular draws, and admission is usually free (there’s a charge for some events).
During Ramadan, the foundation also hosts a series of evening music concerts in the central courtyard.