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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Saadian Tombs Reviews
Une excellente remise en état des Tombeaux des Saadiens, avec ses Muqarnas et ses bois de cèdre, et stuck muraux travaillés. Un travail historique remarquable. more »An excellent restoration of the Saadian Tombs, with its Muqarnas and cedar woods, and stuck worked walls. Remarkable historical work.
The tombs are wonderful, they were discovered in 1917, the area has been restored, it is a peaceful place once you enter through the small alley way. You have to stand in a queue to get a glimpse into... more »
Saadien's Tombs is a historical site in Marrakech, Morocco. There are several buildings. Each building has many tombs, of various sizes, large and small. Small tombs signify a child's resting place. The largest ones were for important people. It is a peaceful place. Also, hard to find unless you have a guide. Don't ask for directions. They hassle you for money and they are not happy with a buck or two.
Good to see, and the gardens attached are pleasant. However, be warned - we queued for about 35m to look into the main area, only to discover it is a very small access point to look into one large and gorgeous room, which was definitely worth 19m waiting, but felt less so, given the time it took.
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