Saadian Tombs

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

Saadian Tombs - Review

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.

Saadian Tombs Information

  • 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.

How To reach Saadian Tombs by Public Transport

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

Restaurants Near Saadian Tombs

  • Le Borjs de la Kasbah
  • Restaurant El Bahia

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TripHobo Highlights for Saadian Tombs

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Saadian Tombs

  • 95% of people who visit Marrakesh include Saadian Tombs in their plan

  • 32.85% of people start their Saadian Tombs visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Saadian Tombs

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

78.63% 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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  • One of the finest examples of Moore architecture and their influence in north Africa. Twelve columns tomb and intricate draws awe to any visitors. Garden in the middle and flower landscape adds additional aesthetics to the historic place. Stork on roof is a bonus. Usually long lines to see tomb, so plan early hours.

  • Beautiful tombs. The Saadian Tombs are small but exquisitely decorated. The are some of best examples of Islamic geometric architecture and furnishings in Marrakech and worth it. I can see why some people wouldn't like it if it was busy as some of the viewing areas are small. Go when we did early to avoid the crowds, and avoid Friday.

  • You'll only need the morning to hit this stop. It's a small place. What takes a while is the line inside the tombs to see a special area, but other that it only costs 10 MAD to get in. They don't usually have change at the ticketing booth, so it miggt be wise to bring some before hand. There are also nice stores and cafes outside the mosque to kill some time or relax.

  • Interesting visit. Queues will no doubt be long during peak times. The architecture is rather beautiful and intricate. Very cheap entrance fee. Loved it.

  • Great for the value! 10 dirhams and a beautiful building. Get there early to avoid the tour groups

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