We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
Phone Number: 670912536
Website
Today
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more
Visit Saadian Tombs like an insider
Top Rated
$40*
and up
Marrakech Discovery Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,129 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 233
    Excellent
  • 428
    Very good
  • 350
    Average
  • 93
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Peaceful and Beautiful Tombs

These tombs are beautifully decorated and tiled, typically Moroccan. You have to queue see the inside mausoleums if it is busy but the other tombs are outside. The internal walls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Nicola D
,
Hull, UK
Add Photo Write a Review

1,129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Collingwood, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Down the alley is a land of tombs that makes you remember the past. The alley is in itself a journey. We were mesmerized by the tombs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hull, UK
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

These tombs are beautifully decorated and tiled, typically Moroccan. You have to queue see the inside mausoleums if it is busy but the other tombs are outside. The internal walls are being renovated at present, it is interesting to watch the workmen. A very reasonable entrance fee.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Saadian Tombs is a very charming place where it seems the time has stopped. The architecture is amazing and when you enter here you have an impression to enter a totally differente world. Strongly recommendable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
50 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you have 30 minutes to spare, see the tombs. If you have been to Spain and have visited Alcazar and Alhambra, you might be a little disappointed but it is a nest place to see.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It's good to have a quick look round and see the tombs. It does only cost 10dh to get in. There's not too much to see, just a few small tombs and a small garden. It's probably worth visiting with a tour guide who can explain more about the site. Still worth a visit if you're nearby

Was this review helpful? Yes
Worcester UK
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
40 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The entrance down a very very narrow alleyway is in itself a great experience, but the tombs themselves show a fascinating range of styles, often very fluid. The site can get crowded, but take your time, and you will see it all in time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very disappointing, but fortunately also very cheap. Nothing to speak of to see! A few notices telling who the tombs belonged to would have helped. Don't waste your time trying to find them.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wandel
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
44 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Apparently the Moroccan authorities are gradually doing up their tourist attractions, this one needs a bit of love and care. Genuinely interesting when you know some of the stories. You don't need a guide but there's little info online if you don't have a guide book. Intricate decoration and a lovely garden. Worth the small entry fee.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Poorly maintained with minimal information, so not sure what we were looking at. They should increase the small entrance fee and put some effort into the place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you are in the area of Bahia palace, you will need to pass by the Saadian Tombs too, it is very close. it may take 20 - 30 minutes to go through it all. Their are a lot of artwork in these tombs that worth to be seen and visited.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Saadian Tombs also viewed

Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 

Been to Saadian Tombs? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Saadian Tombs staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?