We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“Preserved History” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs
Book In Advance
More Info
$39.78*
and up
Marrakech Full-Immersion Day Tour with Lunch
Ranked #28 of 156 things to do in Marrakech
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Preserved History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Remarkable that this complex remained hidden until 1917, the tile work was outstanding and we were able to witness a skilled tradesman making the star shaped tiles by hand.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Kiwiabroad60
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,663 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    613
    1,010
    788
    199
    53
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
139 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“lovely to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to the tombs, it was peaceful and interesting in historical terms. The visit was brief however, but only costing around a euro each this was to be expected.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank senorita2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Interesting and unusual”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

If you have time and a guide to explain what you're looking at, the tombs are a good site to visit. The history is what really makes this a interesting place. If you miss it, however, not a big regret.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank MsAisha
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
185 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Peacful, beautiful but brief”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Worth calling in on while they remain cheap, wuth serene tombs in very well-bult rooms. It's a peaceful spot, but not the longest visit

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank cuccir
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Go early - very small and very crowded but astonishing. The tiles on the tombs very intricate and the 'rooms' are beautiful and many quite intact. Carving and decoration amazing and only discovered not so long ago. Work still going on. Not a nice district outside

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Josephine621
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Saadian Tombs also viewed

Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 

Been to Saadian Tombs? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing