Saadian Tombs Tourist Attraction

Saadian Tombs

In Marrakesh it is worth to see also such sight as the Saadian Tombs. The history of this tourist attraction began at the time of Sultan Ahmed el Mansour. The first burial was made in 1557. Then because of Moulay Ismail was destroyed a palace near this famous sight, but not the Saadian Tombs. He couldn’t destroy such place as a tomb that’s why he sealed them up. And after it here still were buried two people. It is interesting that till 1917 no one remembered about the Saadian Tombs. It was one of the forgotten places in Marrakesh. But now it is one of the popular places to visit. They were found thank to the aerial survey and construction of the Kasbah Mosque. They were fully reconstructed and were ready to meet guests. So, the Saadian Tombs have two main mausoleums. They contain 66 tombs. And there are more than 100 tombs in the garden. The entrance hall is the chapel. Maybe it wasn’t planned to make there burial, but it is. There is a mihrab in mausoleum. It has different columns. And you must know that at first mausoleum there is El Mansour's tomb. If you think that you must visit only the first mausoleum, you are wrong! It is also beautiful building. It will be interesting for you to visit the Saadian Tombs.

Open hours

Daily: 8:30-11:45
and 14:30-17:45


Rue de La Kasbah,
Phone: +212 627-286740
31° 37′ 2.28″ N
7° 59′ 19.33″ W

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