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“Saadian Tombs - look if you are in the area” 3 of 5 stars
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Saadian Tombs
Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #28 of 141 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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“Saadian Tombs - look if you are in the area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Saadian tombs are a complex of buildings with tombs for the wealthy and tombs in gardens for the not so wealthy.
Interesting but not essential viewing if you have limited time in Marrakech.

What we loved in the areas was the Kasbah café which is almost opposite the tombs. Have mint tea. Very clean place with good toilets and wash basin on roof level. Go up to the roof and sit there to watch the stork nest on the top of a building - there were parent and baby storks there when we were watching giving us a spectacular site when they all stood up.

Just down the road further was the Artisanal store. This is an enormous store full of all things Moroccan at fixed prices so good if you do not like to barter.

We then took a horse and cart back to the main square.

Visited May 2014
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Galway, Ireland
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“Worth a look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Its definitely worth a visit if you have the time. Only takes about twenty minutes and is very cheap. Their are a number of attractions in this area so you'd probably squeeze them all in over four or five hours.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Historical Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

History going back hundreds of years so you must see while you are in Marrakech. Try also the 100,00 Spice Shop opposite.

Visited July 2014
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Knutsford
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“Beautiful hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Saadian Tombs are a haven of peace and quiet right in the centre of bustling Marrakech. Hidden away next to the Kasbah Mosque, the gardens are simple but beautiful, the architecture magnificent. The tombs exude quiet dignity, and it is easy to forget time and place as you stroll about.

The entrance fee is cheap, too, at less than a pound per person. That said, the only downside is that the main tomb is a magnet for tourists, and as is sadly the way this means lots of jostling to get a good camera/smartphone/ipad photo. Not much you can do about that, but just be patient and wait for a break!

Visited March 2014
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“Beutiful setting: architecture and gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I would say that this is well-worth visiting whilst in Marrakech.
The cost is 10Dh (75 pence), but make sure you have the change to give them the exact amount, they don't like it when you don't!
The gardens are beautiful, especially when I was there in the sun, and the architecture is lovely. It is fairly small but you can have a wander at your own pace.
Check out the photos I have put up with this post to get an idea of the place

Visited June 2014
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