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Saadian Tombs, Marrakech

Cemetery · Architectural Building
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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  • These are the beautiful royal burial grounds of the Saadian Dynasty. You can see flat, ornate, zellij mosaic covered graves here. Death signifies sombreness but these tombs are so over embellished...  more »
  • We knew nothing of this sight but had done a bit of research before our trip and learned of its existence that way. The sight is wonderful. The architecture is so amazing. In essence this is a sort...  more »
  • This place is interesting and has beautiful architecture. You won’t get any information unless its guided but we enjoyed researching about it ourselves looking at things at our own pace.  more »
  • Exquisite mausoleum This wasn't included in our tour but we thought the photos looked really good, so we went in our free time. There are a number of rooms and tombs on the site, all worth a good look. The main chamber with the columns is breathtaking, and well worth the queue to view. Don't miss it.
  • A must to see how the places existed back in the day. A tour of one hour to see most of it but if you’re interested at least an hour to two. Plenty to see and to photograph, admire the tiles and the marble, something beautiful in every room. The rooms are exceptionally tall because of the heat and the lack of A/C, macro lens would be a good addition to your kit if you’re a picture person! Not cheap and long lines at busy times, we were there early and enjoyed a cool and easy walk around. Mainly architecture and the use of marbles and tiles etc. If you’re a family with younger children this may not be for you.
  • Do not recommend. There are only three rooms and a little garden. You cannot enter into the room but only look inside. Without other people in the tombs you could observe everything for 15 minutes. However, at 11am there were so many tourists that the line to the main room occupied half of the garden, and I waited 40 minutes for my chance to have a glimpse into the room
  • It was pretty, but what you can see isn’t really worth the time. I don’t doubt the historical significance of the tomb, but there isn’t really much to see and you have to wait in a line to see the tomb from behind a barrier of sorts. It cost 7€ per adult for entry and kids under 12 were free (I believe).
  • This place is lovely. Really beautiful. Sorry but the best thing was being very English and not making eye contact with, Ian Hislop. We wanted to say hello but did not want to spoil his holiday, having strange people coming up to him and asking for a picture.

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