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Saadian Tombs

Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #37 of 89 Attractions in Marrakech
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Type: Cemeteries, Architectural Buildings
Fee: Yes
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... more » 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. « less
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Combine a visit with the two palaces in this area, quite crowded but easy to get around. Only a short walk from the square.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was an interesting place to visit but it will only take 30 mins of your day really. You could tie it in with a visit to the palace around the corner which is what we did. The palace equally only needs 45 mins unless you want to spend ages taking pics of mosaics and doorways in an arty fashion!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

If you've taken an art history course this is one of the first things you learn about. So if you're in Marrakech, it's definitely worth a visit. The lines can be long, but be patient, as there are tombs to look at and humerous tour guides to listen to. It's about a 30 second look but worth it for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a small tourist attraction but despite its size it is well worth a visit and the entrance fee is 10 Dirham (approx 70p). There are 3 tomb chambers, the first on the left hand side is the tomb of the children. There is no entry to the chambers but visitors can stand in the entrance to view and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Close to the mosque and can be missed - worth a visit though - interesting architecture and very cheap to enter

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I can only concur with previous views.For 10 Dirham's its worth a visit.Plenty of good photo opportunities.Its good to get the history of the place before you go.As previous views have stated,its good to go before the crowds.We also found that the hawkers were more aggressive at their entrance than others places in Marrakech.You have been warned.But we thought the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is interesting, you can find other similar style historic sites in Marrakesh, but as a complex this is very nice. Because it is 10DH entry and small, you can spend around 30 mins here, I got there at 1400, just in time for the PM open hours and could explore the complex freely before the crowds arrived. I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It was probably our own fault for having a lie in and late breakfast, but by the time we got to the Saadian tombs, it was completely overrun by large groups of tourists. So, a place which seems well-suited to quiet exploration and reflection felt busier than the London rush hour. Some seemed also to have overlooked that this was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Found this place quite by chance, not easy to find as a sole traveller. Best to go first thing in the morning or late afternoon before all the tours get there. 10 dirhams to get in, got some good photos of the mosaics. Need a guide/book to fully appreciate who the tombs belonged to!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There are many tombs here, lying flat on the ground as large rectangles, with no markings whatsoever. You would need a guide or a guidebook to explain who is who or who is buried where. There are important people buried here in the larger, more ornate structures, such as Ahmed El Mansour who built the Badi Palace and Mohammed ech... More

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