The Saadian Tombs in Marrakech

Saadian Tombs

The Saadian Tombs (also known as the Tombs of the Saadian Dynasty) are an amazing reminder of the city's rich history. Located on the south side of the Kasbah Mosque, the 16th-century tombs are the final resting place of the Saadian Dynasty, which ruled Morocco from 1510 to 1659. The tombs are a magnificent example of the intricate craftsmanship of the period, with intricate carving and detailed mosaics.

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Overview of Saadian Tombs

View through the arch to the tombs of Muhammad al-Shaykh and Lalla Mas'uda

The tombs consist of two main sections: the mausoleum of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur and the mausoleum of his father, Sultan Muhammad al-Sheikh al-Saghir. Ahmad al-Mansur's mausoleum is the most impressive one with its richly decorated stucco and marble. The walls are adorned with intricate carvings and mosaics, and the ceiling is laid with colorful tiles. The mausoleum of Muhammad al-Sheikh al-Saghir is smaller but is also beautifully decorated.

Mausoleums are a popular tourist attraction in Marrakech. Visitors can view the mausoleums and learn about the Saadian Dynasty's history. The mausoleums are open to the public, and visitors can take advantage of guided tours to learn more about the mausoleums' history and the Dynasty.

Ticket prices

A ticket to the tombs costs 70 MAD.

Opening hours

Every day from 9am to 5pm. Please note that there may be long queues for entrance to the tomb. Come early.


May 15, 2023

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