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“Disappointing” 2 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 140 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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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not a lot to see here. I was so surprised at how small the place is. Tombs are no where near spectacular... Work was also being done on the tombs so there were lots of scaffolding

Visited May 2015
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“Intresting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Just a 2 min walk from our Riad it was only 1 euro to get in the tombs are beautiful with detailed mosaics and interesting history

Visited April 2015
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“Fascinating place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This place is quite beautiful despite the turmoil of workmen improving the site. I found it helpful to have a guide despite the fact that the tour/visit only takes 1/2 hour or so. Really fascinating to hear about burial practices back then

Visited April 2015
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“My 13th great grandfather”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

is buried there. These are the tombs of the Saadi sultans, their wives and families and their servants. I had a special reason to visit but, even without that reason, it is a lovely spot. The buildings are being restored and maintained and there is great history there. Abdul told us about the hall of the 12 columns and the way that marble columns were imported to Morocco. Entry into the tomb areas was not permitted. It was unclear if this was because of the scaffolding and other evidence of repair. The graves themselves are unlabeled, so identifying an individual grave was not possible. There is reportedly an index somewhere that identifies the individuals buried there. The grounds are pleasant and the cats sleeping among the palm trees was nice.

Visited April 2015
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“Very beautiful.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stunning decoration and architecture. Well worth a visit of about an hour, and just off the kasbah, where there is super street food available. I am christian by upbringing, but I really think that the muslim style of decoration is preferable.
Look out for the tortoises on the approach.

Visited March 2015
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