The Ben Youssef Madrasa was originally built as an Islamic college, or medrasa, in Marrakesh. Founded in the 14th century, it is still the largest Medrasa in Morocco. It was named after sultanAli ibn Yusuf, who reigned between 1106–1142, and expanded the city and its influence considerably. At its height, the college could cater for 900 students. After closing as a college in 1960, the building was refurbished, and opened as a historical site.
The Madrasa is decorated with richly carved pieces of cedar and marble. The carvings consist of inscriptions, and geometric patterns, such as stars and flowers.
This shrine is dedicated to Idris II of Morocco, the founder of the city of Fes. Building of the shrine began in 1717 and ended in 1824, and it has become one of the holiest sites in the city. The shrine has a functioning mosque and a tomb used for funerals. By the entrance, locals sell fruit, vegetables, objects and candy used for worship inside.
Many Muslims make the pilgrimage to the tomb, in hopes that it will bring them good luck. For many women, it is hoped the a trip to the shrine will help with their fertility.
Gaya & I are watching this Netflix documentary series or w/e on street food around the world & in the episode about Marrakech the subtitles kept coming up as [speaking Moroccan Arabic] when the people talking were literally speaking French