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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
Fee: Yes
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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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Peaceful and Serene

The tombs are very peaceful to walk through. The tombs are located off of a central outdoor garden surrounded by buildings. The majority of tombs are housed within the buildings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ian M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tombs are very peaceful to walk through. The tombs are located off of a central outdoor garden surrounded by buildings. The majority of tombs are housed within the buildings which are roped off so you can look in, but not walk on the tombs. Different tombs have different patterns of tile work inlaid - there are no signs though... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to experience Marrakech history , part of a days walking tour of the city. The mosaics and tombs are very well preserved.

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Thank Sugden1953
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When I think of tombs, I think of underground cave-like spaces. This is above ground. There are beautiful wood and tile features (and history) here, but there are so many more special places around Marrakech, I'd put this low on your tourist list, if it goes on at all. There can be a waiting line which you can't see until... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful remains of the past, beautifully conserved. The condition of the buildings and of the workmanship is impeccable. The place is however smaller than expected.

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Thank Marylene S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In islamic culture, tombs are not meant to be decorated. Yet, the Saadian dynasty felt like the opposite. The Saadian Tombs have a strange entrance - once there you discover a nice garden with many rooms around containing dozens of tombs of the Saadian royal family. The tombs are crafted in beautiful italian marble.

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Thank Hamza S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nothing to see here!!!!!! dont waste your time or your money Went with my GF and the guy on the door said we can take as many pictures as we want. When we walked in there was nothing to take pictures of. very small with nothing exciting in it. It only cost us 10 dhm each which is about 80p... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not especially exciting. Expected much more for the 10dh each. The guard told us off for leading on the railings but allowed others to. We felt racially profiled and targeted in this instance. Not much to see at all, very small, looked unfinished and the tour guide was going way off track.

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Thank FiFi A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't seek this place out, but its kinda cool to see. I did my research while inside, It's kinda cool to be in a royal graveyard, I guess. The ceilings and of course the architecture is just out of this world. It's a cool place to go, and its only $1. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a cheap place to visit however there is not much to see inside. Take a picture beside the mosaic walls and you will have a nice one to frame it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across the tombs by chance and had a quick look, which is all you need really, doesn't take long to walk around, didn't have a guide so did not really understand the history and detail, however worth a visit if you are close by.

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