Saadian Tombs

The Saadian Tombs are one of the most popular tourist sites in Marrakech. They were open to the public in 1917 when they were discovered.

These tombs date back to the end of the sixteenth century designed by Ahmad al-Mansur and are located in a closed garden, which visitors can access through a small passageway.

In the same garden you’ll see over one-hundred tombs that are beautifully decorated with coloured mosaics. The Saadian Tombs are the resting place of approximately 60 members of the Saadi dynasty.

The main mausoleum

The most important building of the Saadian Tombs is the main mausoleum. The graves of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur and his family are contained in this crypt. The mausoleum is made up of three rooms, the most famous being the twelve columns chamber, where the sultan’s children are buried. The graves of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur and his family are contained in the main burial chamber.

Our opinion

Although we believe there are more interesting visits in Marrakech, it is worth dedicating half an hour to this attraction, which costs just 10 Dirhams (approximately €2.40 - £2 - $2.70).

Schedule

Every day from 9am to 12 (noon) and from 2:30pm to 6pm.

Price

10 dirhams

Transport

A 10-minute walk from Jemaa el-Fnaa. You can also take a taxi.

Nearby places

El Badi Palace (301 m)
Bahia Palace (766 m)
Dar Si Said (816 m)
Koutoubia Mosque (882 m)
Jemaa el-Fnaa (974 m)