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Saadian Tombs

| Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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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 were discovered in 1917; restoration began shortly thereafter. Today, much of its original splendour has been restored.
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“kasbah cafe” (19 reviews)
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| Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

An interesting sight but the truth is there isn't a whole lot to see or do and you could easily be in and out in 10/15 minutes. Still, the tombs themselves are pretty unique and worth a look if you're in the area.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Plan for an hour or so (there will be crowds in the high season) to visit this beautifully finished but small cemetery (with gardens) - dignitaries etc. got a tomb marker, the commoners did not. The entrance fee is reasonably cheap, however there is not...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Lesson learned: get a guide. This was the second place we visit on our own without a guide, and I really would have appreciated a guide. Entry ticket is cheap, and there are plaques explaining what you will see, but once inside you are on...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Apparently crowded with tourists during the summer, it was thankfully fairly quiet and peaceful when I visited. These tombs were built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Saadi dynasty, but walled up by the succeeding dynasty, re-discovered only a 100 years ago. There...More

Thank Noel T
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely to look around but didn't take vary long. Very reasonably priced and a nice break from the busy-ness outside.

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Uncovered 16th century burial place only at the beginning of the 20th century. Outstanding mosaic decoration with significant wood work and engraved stone work - all hand made. Loved wondering around the place and garden.

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Beutiful tombs with marvelous architecture using marble, it took my attention, that was a women Lalla Massuda (the mother of the sultan Al Mansur) who persuade, discussed business afairs with him, they have a very close relationship, and thanks to her to much buildings were...More

Thank mariaeme_viajera
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Really interesting tombs and cheap to visit - around £2 each, wasn't much information available in English, but was very good. There was also the cutest kittens here who seemed to love having their pictures taken!

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The tombs are worth an hour or two visit. It is a beautiful royal burial place. The tombs themselves are very nice. The rooms that house the tombs had beautiful columns & architecture. I think this is a must see while in Marrakech.

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Spent a nice couple of hours wandereing around here. Like most attractions in Marrakech most of the joy is finding it in the first place. Nice piece of history, tranquil and reasonable price.

Thank Hils712
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GardenTraveler11
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Response from Chris W | 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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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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