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Address: | Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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The Saadian Tombs are located just outside Marrakech and were constructed...

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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Not much to see

I am not sure why the Saadian Tombs are rated so highly as there is not a lot to see or do. The buildings are beautiful and the space relatively well presented, but everything is... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not sure why the Saadian Tombs are rated so highly as there is not a lot to see or do. The buildings are beautiful and the space relatively well presented, but everything is covered in 10 mins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tombs have been and are undergoing restoration work. They are absolutely beautiful. The work of the artisans with the mosaics, carvings and tiling are superb.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Intrigueing place to visit. Lots of history, and lots of beautiful architecture and artistic design. Don't forget to visit the area with photos circa 1920s to see what this place looked like before it was restored.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After passing a narrow passing you enter a beautiful peaceful garden. Around it the impressive tombs with even more impressive hand made carvings and paintings. A must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We picked up a lot of Marrakech history here. The tombs are nice to view but the local history is very worthwhile!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tombs are located minutes away from Bab Agnaou on foot. Price is very good for an historic monument. There is always a queue to get to see the main marble tomb, it is one in and one out through a narrow passage. It is worth the wait with beautifully carved features. Probably about a 20-30 minute visit will be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The entrance fee is very cheap (about 10 Dirham) and if you like architecture and history it most certainly deserve your visit. The Saadian tombs were rediscovered in the 1920s most of the tombs are anonymous, the names of those buried there were long forgotten. You can admire the colourful mosaics of the tombs and the palm trees around the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small place to do. Nice buildings but it is quite small. Do not expect to spend much time there, a quick walk with the kids and it is done.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tombs aren't easy to find, they're down a narrow alley and then there will probably be queues, so be warned and go early or late in the day. In February they close at 4.45pm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere and amazing mosaics and architecture. It is special to step out of the hustle and bustle of the city, which is manic! Cost 20 dinahs and only need 20-30 minutes then opposite is Epices, a herbalist which will show you everything and try and sell it all to you - but awesome fun.

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