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Saadian Tombs

Opens in 22 min: 08:00 - 16:00
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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...more
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Rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Reviewed yesterday

Followed the other advice and got there before the crowds, this is a small site with tight access and the viewing options are restricted in places. 70 dirams to get in which is moderate, you can take a guide if you want once inside. You...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I walked to the tombs with all intentions of going in. Apparently all of the sites have undergone recent ticket increases. At a cost of 70 dh, or about $7USD, this site is priced way too high. For reference, both of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

'The Saadian Tombs are where the Sultan, his family and important member of his court were buried. Apparently there was originally much more gold but the tiles and mausoleums are still quite impressive. You do need to queue to get a look through the doorway...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AdrianT-Perh
Reviewed 1 week ago

with genuine respect to those buried there, I find the entrance fee charged (70DH for age 12+) an absolute disgrace for a tiny location like this. My guide book (a few years old) noted it was 10DH - so what is with the 7 fold...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 215I_an
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had this place at our bucket list for Marrakesh and we did not regret the visit. The place is well documented. The stucco’s and the ceiling are definitely worth admiring. The access is easy and entrance fee moderate.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting but too crowded. The video (in French) about the finding of the place and the restoration work is more interesting that the place itself

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank valeriam55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the end of 2018 we (Dutch family of 4, kids 14 and 18) chose to visit Morocco. Fly to Fez and hire a car to drive our way via Meknes and Ouzoud to Marrakech. It took us a while to find the entrance to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to que for about 15mins cost of £6, well worth it if you like mosaics, the ceilings of the tomb's are exceptional. Quiet a small site but worth a visit and next to the Kasbah

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very small place to see and que very very long. Nice place but not worth standing in that que.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Aga H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really hard to appreciate the Saadian Tombs because the lines are so long and it is so crowded. I think that there are far more interesting places to visit in Marrakech.

Date of experience: November 2018
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sipgco
30 July 2018|
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Response from Donna69Brian62 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Don I was only there for a couple of days so don’t have anyone I can recommend. I also stayed at the Sofitel which isn’t boutique in any way. Sorry I couldn’t be any help
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GardenTraveler11
13 March 2018|
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Response from 226ChrisW | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I’m sure you’ll have a great time in Marrakesh. We took an excursion up to the Atlas Mountains and this was arranged easily with the hotel. The staff are extremely helpful and gave us a lot of tips on how to get round... More
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Gutterkid
5 July 2015|
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Response from Jillielyons1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello - the tombs are visited by many visitors so I would imagine that it's open at least 10-4, but I can't be sure.
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