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Saadian Tombs, Marrakech

#5 of 19 in Historic Sites in 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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  • This isn’t necessarily a must do but if you are visiting nearby then definitely worth having a walk through, amazing history to read as you explore and to understand what the area was like during the....  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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.

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