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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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  • Similar to the palace in Marrakech, there wasn’t much there. The tombs were cool but access is very limited to a small area and there’s nothing to see but the tombs. Did this in 20-25 min. 
    Similar to the palace in Marrakech, there wasn’t much there. The tombs were cool but access is very limited to a small area and there’s nothing to see but the tombs. Did this in 20-25 min.  more »
  • Ny friends and I visited the Saadian Tombs with the local guide hired by our tour company. It was the first and briefest stop on our first full day in Marrakech. You buy tickets at a small window... 
    Ny friends and I visited the Saadian Tombs with the local guide hired by our tour company. It was the first and briefest stop on our first full day in Marrakech. You buy tickets at a small window...  more »
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  • 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!
  • It wasn't very crowded. Architecture and artwork was amazing, and the grounds were beautifully designed. You only need about 20-30 minutes, even with a guide, since it's pretty small.

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