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Saadian Tombs

Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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As featured in 3 days in Marrakech
Ranked #35 of 91 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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Brighton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

For 10 dh, it might be worth seeing if its your first time in Marrakech. The tombs themselves and the architecture are interesting to see, but lacks historic info if you are going without a guide. So depends what you want to gain out of it. If you want to learn the history, going with a guide would be better,... More

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Cos Cob, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The tombs while not being very expansive are worth visiting and nice and cool in the midday sun. It will take you about five minutes to go around.

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London
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

Another cheap attraction (10 dirham) but not worth more than that. As with many government monuments there is little info and the tombs quickly become similar. Go outside the hottest times of day.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Went with a hired guide --walked from the our Riad in the medina it was a little far but very do-able good history and loved the storks that nest on top of the walls!!! I guess they are not always there but we got to see them and it was great !! The tombs themselves were worth seeing also--I just... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is tucked away behind the Kasbah in the south-west of the Medina but is well worth seeking out. A passageway leads you to the ticket office and entrance and you finally enter lush gardens dotted with ornate tombs, mausolea and prayer halls. The decor throughout is beautifully carved, well preserved and incredibly ornate - the main tombs near the... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It is one of the most beautiful place in Marraquech. It is not very easy to find them but it is a mandatory visit. Marraquech in is not only the Medina, it has more beautiful places to discover.

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Bristol
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Saadian Tombs are tucked away behind the Kasbah Mosque and as usual with Marrakesh, there are no direction signs. I approached taking the Minaret as my marker and when I reached the Mosque, I walked right around to the back (past another dry fountain and a bit of scrubby vegetation with a palm tree!) to where there were souvenir... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Not particularly interesting, has the same style of architecture as the rest of the museums and palaces of Marrakesh. Not special at all and a bit too hot in a June afternoon.

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Minneapolis, MN
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We visited the tombs in mid-afternoon and it was very crowded. The area consists mostly of narrow walkways. It just isn't a place that can hold many tourists without feeling very congested.There was a very long line to peek into one of the rooms. We waited over half an hour to get to the front of the line for our... More

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Hamble, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Charge: 15 MAD per person. (£1.10 GBP). Open 0830-1130 and1430-1700. Best visited early morning due to tour groups and very small public standing areas. No WC. No shop inside. 66 Royal Tombs of the Saadian Dynasty of Marrakech in Morroco from 1549-1668. Don't miss the Kasbah mosque tower outside built in 1190. You'll need an hour here but that's it.... More

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