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" A highlight in burial decoration." Saadian Tombs Tip by belgianchocolate

Saadian Tombs, Marrakesh: 41 reviews and 103 photos


First complete day...we took the taxi and
had us dropped of in front of the 'saadian tombs'.

These tombs are one of the most artistic
monuments in Morocco. Moulay Ismaïl didn't
dare to destroy these graves...but he didn't want
anybody to see them. Moulay Ismaïl was the next
ruler after the Saadian dynasty. He destroyed the
palace 'el Badi' and used pieces of it to decorate
his own palace. The Saadian tombs , he had
them immured.

It was after 300 years that the tombs were rediscovered
in 1917. And they are in amazing shape.

They made a special entrance for tourists
since entering through the moskee is a big nono.
10 dirham to admire these treasures is
peanuts if you ask me.

You arrive in a peaceful garden with little
sober white tombs in the grass. In the middle ,
where the picture is taken , you can find the
tomb of the Sultans mother , 'Lalla Massaouda'.

Directions: in the old Medina

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2005
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