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Saadian Tombs

Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #28 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Saadian Tombs are located just outside Marrakech and were...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Cultural
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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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The tombs are worth a visit to admire the beautiful carving and mosaics but, as I said about the Madrasa, there needs to be clearer signage - I wasn't sure if it was sultanas outside and the sultans inside or whether it was done on seniority.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This place is a wonderful example of the architecture of the 16-17th century, it's really worth a visit for those who enjoy this type of views, otherwise, you can get bored. Try to read in advance about the history of the place, as we did not find any information on the site, or take a tour, although beware of the... More 

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Nave, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This tomb is worth your time, is easy to find and only costs 10DM (1 euro) to visit. The architecture is lovely and the area is quiet and has restrooms.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

10Dh (£1) entry so well worth it despite them being so small. They are beautiful, very intricate carvings and mosaic work, you will take lots of photos! Highlight of our trip was the wild tortoise we saw wandering round there!!

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

10dh...you can't go wrong. Nice experience Nice gardens Peace. Good gardens and mosaics Needs more signage and explanations. Or a guide or guide book. Can't really go wrong for a Euro!!

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A beautiful treasure found in disarray. No signs so you have no idea what you are looking at. Poorly maintained fences. A national treasure that is falling apart.

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Not too hard to find when you are given the right directions. Overall not much to see, large enough gardens and lots of tombs. Join the queue to see the main attraction and then just wonder around the rest. As with the rest of Marrakech, the architecture is something else. Everything is hand crafted and beautiful. The water seller at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Not that much to see but what there is - which are 2 mausoleums exquisitely decorated with mosaic floors and walls and stucco plasterwork are well worth a visit particularly if you like islamic architecture. We had to queue for the main Mausoleum for about 10 minutes but well worth the wait. I would think an early morning visit would... More 

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High Wycombe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Fascinating place with beautiful stone work and mosaics. Well worth a visit and not far from some of the other attractions. Small souk nearby which is worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

a wonderful Little gem behind the big walls. the saadian Royal tombs are Beautiful to se with wonderful carvings and Mosaics on the walls and celings

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