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Review of Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs
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Marrakech Full-Immersion Day Tour with Lunch
Ranked #31 of 154 things to do in Marrakech
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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.
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“kittie galore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

More beautiful tiles..preserved perfectly took about 25 minutes to see evrything but very reasonable at 10 dhms..also loads of tiny kittens which always leads to a happy trip ;0))

Visited September 2013
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“Worth a trip.. but not that much to see. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Worth a trip, great for just 10dhms pp.. but we were only there for about 40 mins and 20 of that was to queue to view the kings main tomb. The decoration was nice..but more elaborate and impressive work can be found throughout the city. If you want to see a little piece of history and some cute kittens then definitely go here. But I found the palaces more interesting.

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“Interesting piece of history”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

More tiles, cedar ceiling an marble friezes - still interesting to see and comprehend how powerful this dynasty was to command such a large burial area

Visited September 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“A well preserved sight, worth a quick visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We visited the Saadian Tombs as part of a larger tour organised through Thomson. The tombs are beautifully preserved, having been sealed off for many years and only recently reopened to the public. The tombs themselves won't take long to look around but it's a nice quiet spot and worth a visit, especially if its already part of a larger tour.

Visited September 2013
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“Saadian Tombs - A bit Disappointing Really”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

We specifically made our way to the tombs following some research before our trip and must say we were a little disappointed. Cheap enough to get in ( 10 Dirhams ) the place was restricted in size and although the tombs were clear and precise in where they were laid out, the surrounding architecture was not as good as I would have expected. It is okay but nothing spectacular. Maybe my trip to India earlier this year had raised my expectations when visiting such sights. When inside we also unfortunately visited the same time as a large group and as others have mentioned the viewing areas were extremely busy adding to the disappointment we felt. Indeed the activities of the many cats in the area seemed more interesting than the sight, with a particularly scarred pink ( white fur with blood ) cat getting attacked by the others every few minutes. We headed for the tombs in the middle of the day in very hot weather and although it looked impressive from the outside, the inner area left us a little flat. Maybe that's just me.
One last point is to look out for the stork nest and storks on the tall chimney as you enter the tombs. Look up and you cannot miss them. What a sight.

Visited September 2013
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