Saadian Tombs, Marrakesh

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • 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
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About Saadian Tombs, Marrakesh

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Saadian Tombs

  • 92.93% of people who visit Marrakesh include Saadian Tombs in their plan

  • 31.07% of people plan their visit to Saadian Tombs between 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Saadian Tombs

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

74.72% 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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Saadian Tombs, Marrakesh Reviews

  • This historical site is unexpectedly compact but beautiful and interesting. It would be useful to have a guide explain the history as well as the symbolism of the various tombs. When we were there, we were treated with an additional event where a cat carried what looked like half a bird to one spot and started munching on it. Nature rules.

  • Worth a visit. Pretty small area and not a huge amount to see. Very deep with history but make sure you have a translation device as most things aren't in English. It got pretty busy walking around as well. So an early visit may give you more opportunities for photos.

  • A lot of human work frozen in time. Details of architecture are impressive. Well preserved hidden graveyard in the middle of the city.

  • A must for Marrakesh. Interesting history of these tombs. Also great architecture

  • This was rather boring for me. Too many tourists today (friday) and there was a very long queue to see one of the main chambers. Can skip this if you're short of time. Entry is MAD 10 per person.

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