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“Lovely week in Marrakech” 5 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 #32 of 90 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.
Espinho, Portugal
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“Lovely week in Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I wasn't expecting much from this location so i was very impressed with the architecture and the gardens.
Must visit when in Marrakech.

Visited July 2013
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“Very small but worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Absolutely stunning, the whole place is the tomb divided into different sections, who gets to bury where pending on his or her status. Pay attention to the details because they all have significant meanings.

Visited July 2013
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“Not worth it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

The tombs aren't worth going out your way for. There are no head stones or information, just some tiles on mounds in the ground. I saw some getting told off for sitting on a tomb, to be fair to him it looked like a ledge.

Perhaps if we had a guide to hear the history my view would have been different.

Visited August 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Interesting and cheap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Spent a pleasant hour here. Was very cheap, but does remind you of a church graveyard. But at less than a pound entry, worth it to see the architecture.

Visited July 2013
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“Worth a look around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Not too much to see but for less than a pound entrance fee what is there is impressive and a very important part of the local history.

Visited June 2013
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