Morocco: Ali ben Youssef Medersa, Marrakech

The incription on the door of this 14th century medersa reads “You who enter my door, may your highest hopes be exceeded”. This learning centre was once the largest Quranic school in Northern Africa. Its decorations are splendidly intricate. Medersas are distinguishable from mosques as they have bronze doors, not wooden ones.

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