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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
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.
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Stunning decoration and architecture. Well worth a visit of about an hour, and just off the kasbah, where there is super street food available. I am christian by upbringing, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Stunning decoration and architecture. Well worth a visit of about an hour, and just off the kasbah, where there is super street food available. I am christian by upbringing, but I really think that the muslim style of decoration is preferable. Look out for the tortoises on the approach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It costs a few pence and is an insight into a fascinating period. They were lost to the world until re-discovered in 1917. As with the Pharaohs, Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur proved you really can take it with you!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Make time for a short visit to the Saadian tombs. No idea how these fell off the radar and remained hidden for so long. On the positive side this probably explains why the tombs are so well preserved. It's an interesting look at a certain time in the history of the city. The style of tombs is different than what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Try to pick a time where less people visit. It is a very interesting site but very compact. It is really cool how this place was abandoned for so long and then only discovered recently. The massive crowds at the site made our visit a bit hectic but I do suggest taking the time to visit this site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Walking down the street there was no sign to show you the entrance to this attraction..we asked a shopkeeper for directions.. We queued to get in here but it was only a couple of quid to get in. We then had to queue inside to see the main tombs.. There are no information boards but guides are available for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We visited the Saadian Tombs as part of a wider tour or Marrakech. This is really something for people who love architecture and history, but for those not excited by intricate plaster and ceramic craftwork you might want to give it a miss. Some genuinely impressive decor in a mausoleum for the rich and powerful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Go early in the morning to avoid the tour bus crowds. There was a 10 minute wait to see into the main tomb. The tombs are ornate and there are lots of cats around in the gardens. Quite interesting for a quick look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

When we were here they were doing a reconstruction. This made it a bit more messy. The queue was long but was organised so the wait was only about ten minutes. This means, however, that you don't get much time to see the most magnificent tombs. But most definitely worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Not the easiest place to find, which pretty much sums up most places in Marrakech! Will take around 20 minutes to see this place with about 15 minutes off that queuing up to take a photo of the inside tombs from the doorway, which unfortunately at this present time is covered in scaffolding, however it is still worth a visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Well they take some finding! I got very lost having been led astray deliberately by a Marrakech youngster. It's not a big site and get crowded quickly but when there's only a few people there it has the peace and tranquillity of an English churchyard.

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