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Address: | Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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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Another must see on your trip to Marrakesh. We came across this place whilst sipping tea in Kasbah. Cheap entry fee and good historical information about the place. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2016
Little Pace D
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Witney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

The tombs are undergoing quite significant renovations at the moment but you still get to feel what it must have been like when it was first built. It only costs 10 dirhams to get in so it is worth a look. Attractions tend to close early, I think the tombs close at 4pm. Beware of locals who tell you it... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2016

Another must see on your trip to Marrakesh. We came across this place whilst sipping tea in Kasbah. Cheap entry fee and good historical information about the place. Lots of renovation / preservation going on here too. Excellent to see.

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Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful history but under reconstruction, not much to see and no information on anything. Still worth popping in to have a look.

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Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

If you are limited for time and have seen Ben Youssef and Bahia Palace this can be missed. Much of the site is undergoing renovation and the queues to see the tomb of the 12 pillars can be quite long.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We went here after going to Bahia palace and we only spent about 10 mins looking around. The main hall was under construction with scaffolding up and everywhere else there were workmen and so it did detract from the experience. I would say if you're in the area pop in (10 dirham entry) but don't make aspecial trip.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

The small garden and tombs area are worth a very short visit for a tiny fee. It is a historic site that is the resting place of the rulers of the Saadian dynasty and would combine well with a trip to the nearby Badii Palace. The tombs also neighbour the beautiful Kasbah Mosque. This site would be better suited to... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Wouldn't really call the Saadian Tombs an attraction per se. We visited as it is close to the 2 palaces and as a side visit it was interesting enough although no information at all except a small sign near the entrance. Took 10 minutes max to wander through and that was fine for the reasonable entrance fee.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

I found the tombs quite difficult to find, the entrance is next to the Mosque Moulay El Yazid and opposite Kasbah Café. Admission is 10 MAD and at the moment there is some restoration work taking place so some of the areas are not accessible. Inside there is an open courtyard with several tombs and some side rooms with more... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

You really only need 5 minutes max to look at this site, especially if you have visited the Bahia and Badi palaces. Just a couple of pretty tiled rooms to peep into and lots of renovation work going on. But, only 10 dirhams so not a rip-off!

Thank katherine153
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

While the entry fee of 10DS is hardly gonna break the bank, in reality there's not much to see. Only for the die hards.

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