Saadian Tombs

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 6 publications
  • 49545
  • 49546
  • 49547
  • 49548
  • 49550
Badge 91


say expert reviewers

Top 1% in Marrakech About the TripExpert Score

6 expert recommendations



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.



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 →

Get here either early or late to avoid the crowds and to see the monuments swathed in soft golden light of a restful sun.

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 →


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 →


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 →


Travel + Leisure

Unfortunately, some of the tombs are in ruins but they are nonetheless very worth visiting. Bottom line: macabre but stylish. Full review →

or use your email address:

Register Login

Already have an account?

Log in →
Forgot password?

Don't have an account yet?

Register →