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Saadian Tombs

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Jemaa el-Fnaa

Both Saadian Tombs and Jemaa el-Fnaa are rated highly by professionals. On balance, Jemaa el-Fnaa scores significantly higher than Saadian Tombs. Jemaa el-Fnaa comes in at 97 with positive reviews from 8 publications including Afar Magazine, Afar Magazine and Michelin Guide.

Both Saadian Tombs and Jemaa el-Fnaa are rated highly by professionals. On balance, Jemaa el-Fnaa scores significantly higher than Saadian Tombs. Jemaa el-Fnaa comes in at 97 with positive reviews from 8 publications including Afar Magazine, Afar Magazine and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
91
#4 in Marrakech
location

Next to Kasbah Mosque, off rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Used by various dynasties for more than 200 years, the beautifully restored site numbers more than 60 pagoda-shaped marble sarcophagi housed in two mausoleums.

  • 6

    Fodor's

    This small, beautiful 16th-century burial ground is the permanent resting place of 166 Saadians, including its creator, Sultan Ahmed el Mansour, the Golden One. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    This high-walled compound, shaded with palms and dotted with bright zellij-topped tombs, is the final resting place of the Saâdian dynasty. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Saadian Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour ed-Dahbi spared no expense on his tomb, importing Italian Carrara marble and gilding honeycomb muqarnas (decorative plasterwork) with pure gold. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    1917 the existence of the tombs was accidentally rediscovered. An access corridor was then cut through the walls to enable non-Muslims to see them. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Marrakech

Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco

  • 11 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    The city's cultural epicenter, thronged day and night with a carnival of local life.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The carnivalesque open square right at the center of the medina is Marrakesh's heartbeat and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Bag a ringside seat to observe the oboe-playing snake charmers... acrobats turning back flips to riotous applause, and fire breathers spouting flames into the night sky. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Everywhere you look in the Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh’s main square and open-air theatre, you’ll discover drama already in progress. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    The highlight of the evening is the street art of "halka" in which words are interpreted in a special way, and tales, stories and songs are reinvented for curious onlookers and performance fans. Full Review →

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