Saadian Tombs

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco, Marrakesh
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  • Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 10 MAD
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture , Tomb

The Saadian tombs are a reminder of the lengths that a King could go to keep his hierarchy, even after his death. A glaring showcase of unapologetic superiority and brash pompousness, the tomb of Mansour Al Ahmed stands out from the rest of the 65 tombs like a shining star on a no-moon night.

This is also the only show-stopper of your visit to the Saadian tombs; the ornate, Italian-marbled, gold-polished resting place of the larger-than-life Saadian emperor. As irony would have it, the tomb was carefully hidden from plain sight for years till its chance discovery by an unsuspecting French General.

Most argue that a glimpse of the tomb is well worth the long wait in the boring queues, but it’s better to reach early to avoid the crowds.

  • Take a guide book with you because there is not much information available on-site.
  • In case you have to wait in a long line outside the tombs, carry caps and plenty of water.
  • If you take the help of a guide, an appropriate tip would be 15dh-25dh.

  • The best way to get here is on the Sight-seeing tour bus. In case of solo travel, hire a cab. 

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  • Saadian Tombs Address: Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco, Marrakesh
  • Saadian Tombs Timing: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Saadian Tombs Price: 10 MAD
  • Best time to visit Saadian Tombs(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
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  • 91.18% of people who visit Marrakesh include Saadian Tombs in their plan

  • 37.21% of people start their Saadian Tombs visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saadian Tombs

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

86.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saadian Tombs

People normally club together El Badi Palace and Koutoubia Mosque while planning their visit to Saadian Tombs.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Interesting to see, and amazingly restored from the state seen in the photographs from 1919. Impressive decorative tiling and the ceilings have to be seen. Very enjoyable visit, but should be done early before it gets crowded as the entrance/exit is a narrow passage.

  • Expensive for what it is. Even though it was quiet on entry still a large queue inside to see the most impressive tomb. The other areas are OK but not so spectacular. In reality around a 15 minute visit, bar the queue.

  • I'm giving a 4 Star rating as we were unable to see the sacred mausoleum where the Sultan and his family are held due to a very long line which we were not interested in waiting in. There is only one place to view the entirety of the mausoleum which can accomodate 2-3 people at one time. It was quite warm the day we made our visit and the line was mainly in the sun. There is beautiful mosaic work to see throughout the Saadiens Tombs and numerous tombs are placed throughout the modest gardens. I'd suggest an early start to avoid the long line for the main attraction.

  • A beautiful place that is full of special details. The tombs are different from what we expected, and the walk was wonderful. However, the entrance of 70Dhs was quite expensive (the same as Palais de la Bahia) for how small it is, and there was such a long queue to see the room of the 12 tombs that we left without seeing it.

  • Great place that shows the Muslim traditions of burying the dead. A very beautiful tiles and amazing corner to check the moorish architecture

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