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“Tombs” 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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Ranked #35 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
Type: Cemeteries, Architectural Buildings
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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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“Tombs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Nice gardens & lots of mosaic tiles but unless you buy a guide book for around £7.50 not a lot of information on the residents, should have done some homework first.

Visited May 2013
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“A graveyard”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is basically just a graveyard, even if it is a particularly pretty one. If you're super busy, I probably wouldn't bother visiting, but it is only 10 dhs to get in.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Follow the lane round to pay your 10 dirham each and then around a small windy lane to the tombs themselves. It is a cemetary but an old and very elaborate one, highly decorated according to the status of the occupant.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Worth a visit and you can go on your own rather than book with hotel reps tour. It does get rather hot in the afternoons, so make the trip am.

Visited June 2013
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“Quiet respite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Nice place for a tile afficionado, watching artisans restore work in the old, precise ways. Seeing the storks in their nests, enjoying the quiet within the walls, relaxing break from the rest of Marrakech.

Visited May 2013
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