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Saadian Tombs

Address: Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
Phone Number: 670912536
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Ranked #27 of 76 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Saadian Tombs are located just outside Marrakech and were...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Saadian Tombs are located just outside Marrakech and were constructed during the reign of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur in the late 16th century. This is the resting place of al-Mansur, his family, and other notable officials from that era. These tombs were discovered in 1917; restoration began shortly thereafter. Today, much of its original splendour has been restored.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

For 10Dh (approx 71p) this is worth a visit. There are no informational signs once inside, so you may wish to do some background reading or hire a guide. I found some of the shop owners near the entrance to be slightly annoying as they hassled me on my way in and out.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Here you find tombs of the dignitaries of the dynasty previous to the current one. All the information came from our guide as there are no English language signs; very few in any language. It's worth a quick look.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Don't look for signs. Go south from Jemaa el fna square and look for the Kasbah Mosque otherwise known as the Moulay Yazid Mosque. The tombs are adjacent. The tombs are cheap, but information is scant. Do your homework before you turn up. The grounds are interesting and the primary tombs are stunning. The surrounding grounds beg lots of questions,... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The architecture, carved wooden doors and arches, floors and walls in symmetrical patterns to please the eye. What a way to be remembered as an old ruler dynasty. A guide book is essential to get the most out of this attraction as no information is provided.

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A quiet place in the hubbub of Marrakesh - worth a visit for the decorative interiors but not that much to actually see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We decided to visit this place in the afternoon, it was quiet and not many tourist that day. Very cheap entrance fee (10 dh). Overall it's a good place to visit

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wont take long to visit and the entry fee is so cheap, so you must visit. It is interesting and worth the effort

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Pitesti, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Without a guide to explain more there is not so much too see, The architecture is interesting, but you have to choose from reading more about it before coming, or paying a guide from the medina of Marrakech. Otherwise you can also see picturea one can find online.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

while walking from the palace nearby we came to this resting place where some royals are buried. Just walk around for 10- 15 minutes and call it a day in this disappointing and hyped up city. A small entry fee to my memory

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Interesting site, particularly the tombs inside the main building. Very photogenic. Go early as it is popular and gets very crowded.

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