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“Small but beautiful”
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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Small but beautiful”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

We paid dirhams, walked around for 5 minutes, took photos for a further 5, then waited 10 to see the main tomb (pictured in the photos above). Then we moved on!

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tombs”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

If you like to visit tombs..give this a go. Not the highlight of the holiday, but worth seeing. Get there early in the morning and avoid the crowds..

Visited April 2013
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“Okay if you are there”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We were told that the patriach who completed this for himself, his family and his servants made his money by selling salt for gold on a equal weight basis. If that is true then it was phenomenal business and I can see why he was so rich. And in the end he found a way to spend the money on himself.
There really isn't much here, but it is a cheap attraction to enter (10 Dh) and if you go when it is quiet then you might get a reasonable chance to view. If you go in a group then you only get a good view for a few seconds as there is only one viewing place for the primary tomb - just enough time to count the 12 Pillars...

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Must see.”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Great place to visit. Amazing in size, history and location to the current King's palace. Learn about the place from the internet as info is short and not in English. You may get bothered by some one to give you a guided tour -NO! to them as we goy done for quite a lot of money.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful mossaics”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Saadian Tombs are very close to the Kasbah Mosque, so it's worth planning your visits together. It cost just 10dirhams to enter and was very cooling after being outside in the morning heat.

The tombs are covered in beautiful mossaics and traditional Moroccan architecture. Some great pictures to be had here!

Visited April 2013
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