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Saadian Tombs

Mausoleum Marrakech, Morocco

An Enchanting mausoleum Saadian Tombs

The Saadian tombs are sepulchers in Marrakech, Morocco, which date to the time of the Saadian dynasty sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). They are located on the south side of the Kasbah Mosque. The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were renovated by the Beaux-arts service. The tombs have, because of the beauty of their decoration, been a major attraction for visitors of Marrakech.

The mausoleum comprises the interments of about sixty members of the Saadi Dynasty that originated in the valley of the Draa River. Among the graves are those of Ahmad al-Mansur and his family. The building is composed of three rooms. The most famous is the room with the twelve columns. This room contains the grave of the son of the sultan's son, Ahmad al-Mansur. The stele is in finely worked cedar wood and stucco work. The monuments are made of Italian Carrara marble. Outside the building are a garden and the graves of soldiers and servants.

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Opening Time
    Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contacts
+212 5243-78163

Location
Bab Agnaou palais Saadien، Rue de La Kasbah, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

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