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“Big tomb, bigger queue”
Review of Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs
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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.
Reviewed March 29, 2013

This was only 10 dirham (80p) to get into, so I can't complain about the price.

The tombs themselves are wonderful to see, however you can't go in and walk around them for preservation reasons. Instead, you queue (for half an hour in our case) and then look at the tombs from the doorway behind a barrier. Not that the tombs were underwhelming, but rather that they weren't really worth the queue. They make some nice pictures, but I wouldn't bother again. Certainly not a place to take young children.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

disappointed to see how the place is falling in ruins. Part of me want to allows the dead to rest in peace

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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.

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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.

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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.

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