We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not worth visiting” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs
Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
Improve this listing
Book a Tour

Ranked #34 of 92 attractions in Marrakech
Type: Cemeteries, Architectural Buildings
More attraction details
Attraction Details
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 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.
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Not worth visiting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This was the worst tour stop that we've ever been to. None of the tombs were marked and the areas looked like empty rooms with ceramic tiling on the floor. We were expecting something elaborate. Extremely disappointing!

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

847 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    191
    317
    261
    59
    19
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
milano
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“to enjoy away from the crowd”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

A delightful place, if you manage to visit it when the crowd is gone or not yet arrived. The atmosphere of the place is intimate and peaceful, and the royal tombs are so beautiful they deserve to be seen without anybody pushing for their turn.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
95 attraction reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Impossible to find!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Walked for ages around the area with a map and could not find it! Ended up getting lost in the back alleys nearby and pestered by kids waiting to pounce and give directions to get out the maze for cash.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

These tombs are one if the most beautiful things I have seen in Marrakech. The entrance to it is a bit hidden but you'll see some market stalls and a shop on the corner with a man trying to sell you a guide when you come out again. Just walk through to the till and buy a ticket for 10dhm. You enter through a tiny alley to come out in a beautiful courtyard. All coloured tiles are around you and the entrances are beautifully decorated with tiles and wood carvings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Tir Eoghain
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A lovely little spot with some pretty roofs and gardens. Some written explanations would be nice. Lovely cats and turtoises in the grounds.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Saadian Tombs also viewed

Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 

Been to Saadian Tombs? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Saadian Tombs, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.