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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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  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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| Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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Reviewed March 2, 2016

It doesn't take long to see this place, but it is most interesting - we had some info with us which served to illuminate the history etc, which is quite fascinating (as is Moroccan history in general).

Thank YR R
Reviewed March 2, 2016

I am glad I went as it was beautiful and tile work amazing. It is small--only 30 minutes to see--but heavily crowded with tour groups. Felt very touristy. Outside entrance very pushy people selling bracelets and trinkets--they were rude and shouting at the tourists.

Thank jlmcc
Reviewed February 28, 2016

There were some very beautiful ceilings and mosaics but without a book or guide difficult to work out what was what . Besides this well worth a visit.

Thank Pamela A
Reviewed February 28, 2016

Worth seeing the graves of the Saadian dynasty. A calm oasis in downtown Marekesh. Nice place to visit away from the crowds

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Learnt of the history of the tombs and it's cultural process of how they bury their dead. . There was a lot of refurbishment processes going on new fencing and planting of rose bushes. The queues were long to see parts of the tombs with...More

Thank Jackie N
Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

For 10Dh well worth the visit. Amazing architecture. Avoid big groups and enjoy a very serene rewarding experience. Would definitely go again - even just to soak up the atmosphere.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed February 25, 2016

This is an inexpensive place to get out of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, although there is not much to see here: the space itself is quite small, and as there is no signage, it is difficult to know what you are seeing without...More

Thank paginesparse
Reviewed February 24, 2016

A lot of people have said that the tombs are very busy and have to queue loads, i must have been fortunate to find the only non busy time as there wasn't many people there. (we got there just after it opened, mid week) There...More

Thank manofhow
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Well worth us taking tiem to look for this twice. It is not very well signposted for the poor tourist to find but well worththe cheap entrance fee. Stunning tiling and carving and it won't take you long to visit.

Thank hollowa2016
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Was a building site at my time of visit I only live across the road but the main mauselleum was fine and only 70p to enter.

Thank alagz
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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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