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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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  • A relatively large amount of money for not very much to see. There is a long queue to look inside a room with some tiles and headstones. Cashier was super grumpy - absolute misery. 
    A relatively large amount of money for not very much to see. There is a long queue to look inside a room with some tiles and headstones. Cashier was super grumpy - absolute misery.  more »
  • Tombs of the kings of the Saadin Dynasty. If you are in the area, the place is worth a visit. The courtyards are decorated with beautiful latticework. 
    Tombs of the kings of the Saadin Dynasty. If you are in the area, the place is worth a visit. The courtyards are decorated with beautiful latticework.  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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