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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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  • Would not recommend this place to tourists, unless you are spiritually inclined and have other reasons to visit. The place is very small, and quite badly kept. Entrance charge is way to high for what....  more
    Would not recommend this place to tourists, unless you are spiritually inclined and have other reasons to visit. The place is very small, and quite badly kept. Entrance charge is way to high for what....  more »
  • A lovely place to visit and take at a leisurely pace. There were a number of people there but it didn't feel crowded because they were well spread out over the area. This 16th-century burial ground....  more
    A lovely place to visit and take at a leisurely pace. There were a number of people there but it didn't feel crowded because they were well spread out over the area. This 16th-century burial ground....  more »
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  • 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?
  • This is really beautiful and I recommend everyone to go see it. The place is not big so compared to El Badii palace and Bahia palace it is a little expensive but in my opinion it is worth all the money. The price is 70 DH. They open at 9 am and I recommend to come early before to many tourists arrive. Because the place is small it can be difficult to get the full experience if there is a lot of people. We were the first to arrive so we also got some nice pictures without other people in them.

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