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“You need a guide for this.” 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 #29 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Cultural
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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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“You need a guide for this.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We were rushed so did not bother with a guide but would certainly have benefitted from having one. In spite of all the people there, it was a peaceful place and we were able to glean some information, but a guide and knowing the stories of some of the people buried there would definitely make it more worthwhile

Visited April 2013
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“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

the tombs are fantastic but as the guide books state get there early as the crowds cause bottlenecks and its make viewing the tombs difficult.

Visited May 2013
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“Cool to see but.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

As i said cool to see but really no more than half an hour needed to visit and thats pushing it, lots of touts outside wanting to sell you stuff and they are quite persistant which is off putting

Visited March 2013
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“Avoid if you dont want to be pestered and hassled!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

The tombs are wonderful, architecture superb and lovely gardens. However there is only one way in and out and its crowded with touts and street sellers who can be very aggresive. This was my 4th visit to marrakech and this place was by far and away the worst place for being pestered and hassled. The veiled and gloved women trying to sell cheap bangles were the worst. They will not take NO or several no thank yous as any kind of answer and block your path, grab you by the arm and generally are an obnoxious bunch. They totally spoiled the visit for myself and my adult daughter.

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting history, but not that visually impressive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

If you're into the dynastic history of Morocco, this may be an interesting stop for you, or if you have a guide for the day and it's included, then you may as well stop, but to be honest, it isn't all that worth seeking out on your own, unless you are up for a wander, out of things to do, and don't mind paying the ten dirham entrance fee.

Visited May 2013
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