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Saadian Tombs

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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 2 November 2018

I felt this was quite an expensive visit. The tombs are beautiful, however it is only possible for a few people at a time to view the main areas of interest which leads to long queues. The site is small so if a tour arrives...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jay517
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

In Marrakech it seems they now charge tourists 7 euros for every attraction or museum. Some are worth the money, like majorele gardens or bahia palace but this one for sure is not worth it. The place and the tombs are quite beautiful but its...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

As with other historic locations around the city they are very busy and for the short time it takes to actually view the sites I am not sure it is worth the time taken and in the case of the tombs the two.of three that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

My husband and I love to discover the history of places we visit, which is why we put Saadian Tombs on our Marrakech itinerary. The guide books are correct, it is a small site. We spent most of the time in a queue to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

I can see why other reviews were luke-warm at best. We had a guide for the day in Marrakech and he threw a ton of history at us and made this stop so interesting. The outside structure was not impressive but the internal areas were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TonyD008
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Just outside the Medina one stop on your history tour should be the Saadian Tombs. Go with a guide so you know what you are looking at, or read up on your own. It's a pretty place and doesn't take long to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

There is not a lot to see here but it is a peaceful spot in the middle of the city. We did not have a guide for this so it may be more interesting if you know what you are looking at but basically it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

In the interest of saving your time and money, I strongly recommend to skip this one. Apparently they recently changed the admission fee from 10 Dirham to 70 (around 7 eur at the time of writing this). Apparently all good reviews are from before this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PeterKottas
Reviewed 27 October 2018

When we've visited the Saadian Tombs there was a huge tour group lining to see the male rulers' hall, which is supposed to be the most beautiful. We didn't want to wait so long on the line, so we've only visited the kids and spouses'...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Enjoyed a little less than an hour here. Beautiful tombs and we had a guide who was able to explain what we were seeing otherwise I don't think we would have understood or appreciated it so much. There was a small, fast moving queue to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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sipgco
31 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
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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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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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