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Address: Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
Phone Number: 670912536
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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A pleasant visit

A pleasant visit to the tombs in a very peaceful setting.The usual mosaic work throughout, but I especially liked the fruit trees planted around the building

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A pleasant visit to the tombs in a very peaceful setting.The usual mosaic work throughout, but I especially liked the fruit trees planted around the building

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The exterior of this tomb complex is crumbling terracotta brickwork and the tombs themselves are not that impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Once you have found this place it is nice peaceful break from the busy souks. The cats which hang around are also very cute!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful ancient buildings housing the tombs . Many are there to see but on our visit the security guard would not let us enter the building housing most of the tombs which we had wanted to see .He would not tell us why and was aggressive so check out before you go in if you can have full access

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Again we could enter for only 10 dirham. We expected it to be bigger, but you can see the whole complex in about 20 minutes (depending on how interested you are).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is probably a much better experience with a guide to explain the history of the tombs etc. We winged it alone and didn't really glean much from what we were seeing as there is little to no information provided at the attraction. It's only small, so 10 to 15 minutes is about enough time to see everything - nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

15-20 minutes was enough for us but we didn't have a guide. It cost us 10 DH each to get in but once inside there is no signage to explain the history. Hence why a guide is important.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This location formed a part of our guided tour of Marrakesh, when you go on your own it's 10 Dirham entry. It's a nice snapshot of history you can't spend hours there approx 15 mins was enough for me. Worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The entrance to the Saadian tombs is rather difficult to locate and as with most places of interest in Marrakech there is little or no signage to assist the visitor. Once inside the complex the tomb buildings themselves are decorated in traditional style with extensive mosaic tiles and intricate gypsum mouldings to the columns, arches and ceilings. The complex was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited this first thing in the morning and it is quite well maintained and there was still some conservation work going on. Enjoyed looking at the tombs, the architecture and of course the storks!!! It was a pleasant visit if you have an hour or so to spare.

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