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Saadian Tombs

Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #27 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

agree with other reviewers - we went with our guide and thankful we did; while the tombs at the back of the adjacent mosque are fascinating, without some sort of context would have been meaningless. Guide books give glancing info. Only 10Dh each so you kinda get what you pay for. fascinating and worth a trip.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

ok you don't but, if you don't have a guide it means nothing and is just a graveyard with posh graves

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Well worth visiting outside of rush hours-small but very colourful decoration-on road opposite possibly the largest spice/medicines shop I have seen tucked away down an alley with perhaps the most persuasive sales lady I have met in a long time !-both well worth the visit!!

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Burnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fascinating to hear that the tombs of the Saadian dynasty were only rediscovered by the French in 1917, having laid forgotten for almost two hundred and fifty years. The narrow winding entrance way squeezed between the surrounding buildings certainly explains why ! The site itself is small and can be viewed in one hour. Visit as part of a day... More

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Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The site is small, but well maintained. As others have said, make sure you get there early. Leave it until after 10:00 and you will be stuck in long queues, and to be honest, the queues really wouldn't be worth it. Nice tiling in the tombs, of which there are three. That's it really. The history behind the tombs is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice site to visit, at only 10 dhms per person for entry. There are some guides vying for business at the gate but we didn't bother as it's not a big place. One guy got a bit aggressive and started telling us we couldn't listen to him if we didn't pay but as he wasn't saying anything... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Cheap, it's only 10mdh entry per person. Simply it's an garden with 3 sets of tombs all interesting, building material from Himalayan cedar, Italian marble, for the Saadin, his wives and children with officials in the court yard, was opened in 1917. Can get a horse or taxi back to town or enjoy the 10 minute walk back to the... More

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Not the most exciting set of tombs though, in fairness, we did not see all of the area as the queues were too long and with a temperature of 35 degrees we decided to leave. Not the easiest place to find in the Kasbah.

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