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Saadian Tombs

| Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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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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| Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Again we went here with a tour guide. I didn't recognise the tombs at first as they are like mosaics in the ground. There is a lot of architecture here and is worth going with a guide to learn the history within

Thank Gemma S
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Very interesting history and beautiful decoration and architecture. Quite a quick visit as it's a small place.

Thank Hazel B
Reviewed July 2, 2016

Make sure you look up about the tombs before you go. You won't need much time, but it's so cheap to get in you may as well go and have a look.

Thank Kate G
Reviewed June 30, 2016

I had a guide for a day and a half in Marrakech with an emphasis on history and culture. The tombs were very interesting. I'd advise reading a bit about them before going if you are touring on your own to learn the significance and...More

Thank slarson650
Reviewed June 29, 2016

The Saadian tombs are, as a visit in Marrakech, overrated. Per se, they are very interesting and if you manage to come very early or on a day when there are no queues at the entrance, you will enjoy it. Otherwise you will queue, usually...More

Thank Dominique P
Reviewed June 28, 2016

The actual tombs are stunning but there's not much else there and not much interpretation. However, as part of a walking tour of the Medina its good to do.

Thank foxontherox
Reviewed June 28, 2016

truly beatifull and often critized for being small. Neverthless, its, in my opinion, the best place to visit near Jemaa el Fnaa

Thank Matias S
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The saadiam tombs tell the history of the city, and country on itself, sadly, there are not a lot of explanations for it. You should go with a guide

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Be sure to get a local guide to tell you about the tombs. They are vastly different from those seen in the united states, and thus fascinating to hear about!

Thank Bushnell620
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We didn't have a guide, but I had downloaded a lot of material on the tombes before we went! This meant we could stroll and read our own English guides whilst taking it all in! Amazing to think of all those beautiful tombes lying hidden...More

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Gutterkid
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Response from Jillielyons1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello - the tombs are visited by many visitors so I would imagine that it's open at least 10-4, but I can't be sure.
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