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Address: Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
Phone Number: 670912536
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Saadian Tombs are located just outside Marrakech and were constructed...

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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Nice attraction for 30 minutes or so

The tombs are undergoing quite significant renovations at the moment but you still get to feel what it must have been like when it was first built. It only costs 10 dirhams to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rachael L
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Witney, United Kingdom

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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The architecture of the tombs is fascinating, and incredibly interesting. It's true in what other reviews say that there isn't a lot here, but it costs hardly anything, and isn't far from the main hub of the city. I'd recommend coming and visiting this interesting slice of Moroccan history.

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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must stop on your visit to Marrakech. Amazing mosaics and architecture. Currently under restoration.

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Thank Maureen D
Tinsukia, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Didn't find the site that interesting, lots of tombs but the carvings were among the most mediocre of my Moroccan tour. Besides after visiting the mausoleum in Rabat, this one seemed made for peasants. Also the place was overcrowded, you can't spend more then few seconds checking out the tombs as people are crowding behind you for a view. Did... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tombs are undergoing quite significant renovations at the moment but you still get to feel what it must have been like when it was first built. It only costs 10 dirhams to get in so it is worth a look. Attractions tend to close early, I think the tombs close at 4pm. Beware of locals who tell you it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another must see on your trip to Marrakesh. We came across this place whilst sipping tea in Kasbah. Cheap entry fee and good historical information about the place. Lots of renovation / preservation going on here too. Excellent to see.

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Thank Little Rach D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful history but under reconstruction, not much to see and no information on anything. Still worth popping in to have a look.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are limited for time and have seen Ben Youssef and Bahia Palace this can be missed. Much of the site is undergoing renovation and the queues to see the tomb of the 12 pillars can be quite long.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here after going to Bahia palace and we only spent about 10 mins looking around. The main hall was under construction with scaffolding up and everywhere else there were workmen and so it did detract from the experience. I would say if you're in the area pop in (10 dirham entry) but don't make aspecial trip.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The small garden and tombs area are worth a very short visit for a tiny fee. It is a historic site that is the resting place of the rulers of the Saadian dynasty and would combine well with a trip to the nearby Badii Palace. The tombs also neighbour the beautiful Kasbah Mosque. This site would be better suited to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wouldn't really call the Saadian Tombs an attraction per se. We visited as it is close to the 2 palaces and as a side visit it was interesting enough although no information at all except a small sign near the entrance. Took 10 minutes max to wander through and that was fine for the reasonable entrance fee.

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