Saadien Tombs

The tombs are located by the Kasbah Mosque and were originally burial places for the privileged residents of Marrakech. Open to the public, you can visit the two mausoleums set in flower-filled gardens. The central mausoleum belonged to Ahmed el-Mansour who died in 1603. It consists of a prayer hall with marble columns; a central domed room contains the burial tomb for Ahmed-el Mansour and the third room contains the tombs of younger princes. All rooms have intricate plasterwork and cedar carvings. The second smaller mausoleum contains the burial chamber of Lalla Messaouda who was the mother of Ahmed.


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