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“Impressive architecture but can get crowded”
Review of Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs
Ranked #49 of 182 things to do in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The Saadian Tombs are very impressive and deserve to be one of the top attractions in Marrakech. However due to their popularity they can get very busy during the day. Once inside they are not the largest footpaths and it can get quite congested quickly. Try to visit early in the morning to avoid the queues.

Thank Ben H
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We went here as part of a tour and so glad that our guide took us here first! There were a few other tour parties there at the same time but it was generally peaceful and fairly quiet. By the time we were leaving visitor numbers were building up and we were glad not to stay with the crowds! The buildings are beautifully decorated with mosaics and carved plasterwork fescoes, and set in pretty gardens. Worth a visit, but go early in the day!

Thank AndyandRebecca
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend making this your first stop in the morning when sightseeing. As there are not a whole lot of "sights" per say in Marrakech, the few that are there can become pretty crowded! We arrived later as we went to Bahia first and waited about 35 minutes for a 1 minute peek into the major tomb. The guard outside the tomb makes sure you are not taking to long as the line can wrap through the entire gardens. There is a smaller tomb in the center that is also gorgeous but not as extravagant. Head to the one to the left of the entrance first for a truly breathtaking sight!

Thank shawnamarie0509
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This site is deff.worth a visit.
A lovely garden and architecture, interesting to see how a sultan and his harum were unturned.
I think worth a visit.
Especially on a nice day.

Thank comicman
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Small place, but worth seeing. I'm always interested in historical architecture. We didn't have a personal guide, but there was a guide there who has a large group of people and he talked loud enough for us to hear information about the history.
There are no notes or historical facts that you can read about a certain tomb, as you would at a museum.

Random: There were 2 turtles walking around the tombs.

Thank Ataasia S
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