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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
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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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Nice place fir a quick visit

You do not need a guide for this visit. Just read some information on internet about it or in the displays there. Very peaceful area, however I personally think you can skip if... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You do not need a guide for this visit. Just read some information on internet about it or in the displays there. Very peaceful area, however I personally think you can skip if you are short in time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here as part of a must see walk about, it was cheap at 10 dirham and relatively interesting to see even with the lack of English explanation, it was preserved to an OK standard and the inside of the remaining buildings were amazing, it's worth the money so a must visit but it will be complete within 20... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fortunately, our riad arranged for us to have a guide who was able to tell us the history of the tombs and point out the various highlights. The buildings are beautiful but the lines tended to be long, limiting the amount of time you had to stand and take in the splendor. Still, definitely worth a visit!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Thank jay123452017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 5 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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Enschede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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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