Tombs in Marrakech

Saadian Tombs

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The Saadian tombs in Marrakech date back from the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored 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 is a garden and the graves of soldiers and servants.

See also

  • Saadi Dynasty
  • Marrakech
  • Ben Youssef Medrassa
  • Shrob ou shouf fountain
  • El Badi Palace
  • Pavilion in the Menara gardens

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Elena R
10 April 2015
In the state of renovation. Not really much to see.
Sanssouci C
9 March 2012
Perhaps the most amazing tourist site to visit in Marrakech, and with recent restoration, just keeps getting better, beautiful
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