Saadian Tombs, Marrakech

3.4
#5 of 19 in Historic Sites in Marrakech
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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  • For me it really not worth the waiting time of the que. It was something that I would have rather missed  more »
  • Amazing spot make sure you do not miss it. Well restored we went with a guided tour and it was really worth it  more »
  • The history of the tombs and their re-discovery is fascinating. Like most other places we visited in Morocco the entrance fee was 70 dirhams. I visited late afternoon and it did not take a long time.....  more »
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  • Utter rip-off. Pretty much all the positive reviews here are by guides - they’d bound to say its great. But it just isn’t. Queues to see almost nothing of interest. So disappointing. Furthermore he people who work at the ticket desk deliberately try to round up the price - claiming not to have change - just crooked.
  • Nice place, but not much to see. For the most famous room you have to queue. Not really worth the 70DH.
  • The place is really nice and fully sponsored by most of the tour guides, for this reason you will normally find a huge line in order to see the room of the Sultan's tomb. You won't be able to enter, just to see it from the door after an average of 30mins/1hr queue. The architecture and the decoration details are incredible but, to be honest, I would suggest to invest the 70 dirhams (7€) in other places in town.
  • We feel good to know the history and story of this tomb. We respect it. Not too much interesting to see and visit with expensive entrance fee. It has nothing to offer. Going inside theres a long line of tourist or people which we didn't bother to go and just waste our time. We just walk around all the place and appreciate other tombs and the design of the place. They also play a documentary video if you want to watch it.
  • Do not be fooled by the reviews!! This is an absolute waste of your money and time. They’ll overcharge you for something that had only been photographed very well but actually has nothing interesting! I have no idea why they even charge you for this! There’s absolutely no garden it’s as small as a backyard and there’s a huge line to see the ‘tombs’ but you can’t even see anything! It’s a tourist trap be aware!
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