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Saadian Tombs

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Address: Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
Phone Number: 670912536
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: The Saadian Tombs are located just outside Marrakech and were constructed...
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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Not a must see but interesting

There is not much to this site, but if you are in Marrekesh it is worth popping in, it is very cheap and worth a quick look

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

There is not much to this site, but if you are in Marrekesh it is worth popping in, it is very cheap and worth a quick look

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure why this is monetised, unless you're a history anorak, I would leave this alone. It's not expensive, it's very cheap infact, but underwhelming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a small site,so get there early before the crowds.You enter via a narrow passage into a small courtyard.Beautiful Moroccan tiles decorate the tombs.Across the road from the entrance is a small cafe i think it was called cafe Kasbah, great coffee and a Moroccan fruit tart to die for,one is big enough for two persons.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I decided to viist both the El Badi Palace an the Saadian Tombs as they are located beside each other. Entry is only €1 and your visit should last least than 30-40 minutes. It can get very busy if a tour arrives as it did when i arrived, however these tend to move through very quickly and i found that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I agree with the other reviewers about this not being an absolute must-see but if you do have the time, I think it is well worth a visit! Lots of great photo ops and of course, more beautiful Moroccan tile work all over the grounds. When we were there, it was very busy with school children but the groups moved... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited here as a group of 7. Only 10 dirhams to enter (about 70p) so very cheap. Some lovely interiors to the buildings where some of the tombs are but unfortunately there was no info leaflet/guide or even notices at the entrances to the buildings so we had no idea on the significance of each of them or who was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

These tombs are located close to Badi palace, and feature a long locked and now available (and under renovation) mausoleum. The price to enter is nothing (0.6£) and it shows a different way of spectacular compared to the wester tombs / graveyards. The tombs there are very very elegant and small in contrast with the pumpose fanfare of the westerners.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

down a little alley 10 mdm to enter but lovely carvings and architecture, can get busy with tour groups

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Beatiful but since everything is closed you cannot get close to the real thing. Interesting and a must regarding the place history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A very peaceful place next to the Kasbah Mosque, with beautiful and heavily decorated tombs. The entry fee is 10dh.

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