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Saadian Tombs, Marrakech

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Touring Saadian Tombs allows you to learn about the Saadi dynasty and the wealth and splendor enjoyed by its sultans. The mausoleum was constructed on orders of sultan Ahmad al-Mansur during the 16th century--the remains of around 60 members of the family have been interred here, including the sultan's mother, wives, and children. Each room has been decorated with great attention to detail, though the Chamber of the 12 Pillars boasts the finest marble, plaster, and gold ornamentation--a resting place fit for a royal, it contains the remains of Al-Mansur and his son. For Saadian Tombs and beyond, use our Marrakech tour itinerary planner to get the most from your Marrakech vacation.
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  • You really have to stop and admire the intricate craftsmanship. It's a compact enough site that you can take your time. Don't rush. If you're lucky, you might see a tortoise who moves quicker than... 
    You really have to stop and admire the intricate craftsmanship. It's a compact enough site that you can take your time. Don't rush. If you're lucky, you might see a tortoise who moves quicker than...  more »
  • The tombs are interesting and pretty if you happen to be in the Kasbah area but not worth the 70dh entry fee. 
    The tombs are interesting and pretty if you happen to be in the Kasbah area but not worth the 70dh entry fee.  more »
  • We went as part of a history and cultural tour and it was definitely worth having the guide. There's very few information boards to teach you about the tombs if you went of your own, but our guide... 
    We went as part of a history and cultural tour and it was definitely worth having the guide. There's very few information boards to teach you about the tombs if you went of your own, but our guide...  more »
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  • We went as part of a history and cultural tour and it was definitely worth having the guide. There's very few information boards to teach you about the tombs if you went of your own, but our guide was fabulous and told us all about the history of the tombs. The tombs themselves were spectacular, it doesn't take long to get around but they have been restored beautifully and are well looked after.
  • Small, but pretty. However, the queue for the main chamber was very long, and at 2 o'clock in the afternoon with the sun blazing down we just didn't bother. There was enough to see, and seats in the shade, without risking sun stroke! Maybe earlier on the morning would be better?
  • An interesting place to visit with a thick local history and some spectacular representations of Moroccan architecture. Don’t miss the room of 12 columns, and take the time to walk through the entire property as there are many photo opportunities. It was only moderately busy when we arrived, and we spent about 45 minutes walking through. The royal tombs and rooms have been completely restored and it is worth the time and the small fee to visit. Add it to your list of Marrakech sites to see!
  • Very pretty, lovely tiles. You don't really need a guide unless you want to know whose buried where, lots of information boards. Quite small so try to avoid lots of tour groups.
  • One of the must see’s in this city. Not very large or grand in scale, but does give a nice window into how they treated royalty in that time period. Architecture is quite exquisite.

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