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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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  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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| Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

This was the only place where we felt really persecuted by large tour groups and their pushy guides. The people that run the Tombs should start putting on their own guided tour and stop the outside guides coming in so everyone can have a proper...More

Thank Ramona Q
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Its a bit hard to find right away-not well marked so keep your eyes open for a little lane way behind a small mosque There is just a man in behind a window with a small sign saying Saadian. there are some men out front...More

Thank Justis11
Reviewed 27 November 2012

To be honest,not an awful lot to see here. The Hall of the Twelve columns is the nicest part.The architecture beautiful but it tends to be at various other places also.

Thank MarkyMark383
Reviewed 27 November 2012

This was the only attraction where we had to stand in line. You can't get inside the palace building. Basically you are watching through an open door. Therefore only two people at a time can take a look. There were +/- 3 different rooms of...More

Thank MA891
Reviewed 27 November 2012

The quality of the workmanship is amazing. Stucco panels, mosaics and detailed woodwork in every room. All the more incredible when you find out the place was buried and only found quite recently.

Thank royvmax
Reviewed 25 November 2012

I know I keep saying this, but I would not have understood anything about this site had it not been for a very good guide. What I still can't understand is how they just discovered this, given it's central location....still a mystery.

Thank Margo N
Reviewed 23 November 2012

Walked through tunnel where we discovered an oasis of calm. Tour guide extremely knowledgeable and made everything very interesting.

Thank JeanChartridge
Reviewed 21 November 2012

The tombs were hidden for years and rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century by the french. Accessed by a thin passage way in the walls - it is both beautiful and etherial. Wondefully intricate tiling and plasterwork that has to be seen to...More

Thank DebbiePorterWhale
Reviewed 21 November 2012

We didn't have a guide, and you don't get a leaflet at the entrance. So we didn't know what we saw and what it meant.

Thank MIMaayk
Reviewed 20 November 2012

The site is average and certainly not mind blowing. It is so crowded with tour groups that there are actually long lines to look into some of the rooms. I think this is not as bad in the afternoons as the groups are usually worst...More

Thank aggienmmi2
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5 July 2015|
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.