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“It was "ok"” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs
Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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Marrakech Discovery Tour
Ranked #45 of 143 things to do in Marrakech
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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.
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“It was "ok"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Not sure what the hype was about, but then again, our guide wasn't that informative either. we stood in a long line for a long time to see the 14k gold ceilings and the tops of some tombs. not sure I would have taken the time to do this. but again, our guide wasn't the best so it might have been more interesting had he explained the significance for the tombs to us.

Visited April 2013
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“A real life hidden treasure!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Saadian Tombs were only discovered about a hundred years ago after being walled up by the sultan Moulay Ismail hundreds of years ago. They are magnificent...quiet, lovely, peaceful. The lighting and the architecture is truly photo worthy. The cost of admission is minimal...however, it is true that there is no information about what you are seeing when you are there...no brochures, no signage, so it helps if you take your guide book with you. Also, if when you get there there is a long line to see the kings' tombs just wait it out...go see the queens' tombs first or just sit and admire the cats and the quiet. That long line will disappear, and since all you do at the end of the line is to stand in a doorway and look it is best if you can wait until no one is behind you if you want to stay for a bit or take pictures. One other fun thing about this spot is that it is walkable from the Jmaa el Fna....takes a little navigating but you can do it and you get to see parts of Marrakech that most tourists don't. Also admire the stork's nest on the roofs around the tombs!

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“Mmmm”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

TBH I'd have given this a miss but our super guide, Jamal, took us there. I did take a photo of a beautifully carved archway.

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“Small but worth seeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

As mentioned in other reviews, this place is quite small but it's definitely worth seeing for 10dh. But be prepare to queue under the heat to see the main tomb.

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“Good attraction but lacks information”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Only costs 10 Dirhams to get in. It will only take you about 30 minutes to visit as there is no information to read as you go round so unless you have read about the Saadian tombs on the internet or in guide books you will walk round wondering what it is all about. But for the price you can't complain. This attraction is near the koutoubia mosque and the fixed price shop.

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