We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Volubilis

Moulay Idriss Zerhoun | 30 km 30 north of Meknes, Morocco
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
$695*
and up
91%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: The Roman ruins contain a victory arch, impressive basilica and...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: The Roman ruins contain a victory arch, impressive basilica and spectacular mosaics.
Write a Review

494 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    272
    178
    40
    3
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
51 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Situated in a lush valley this is a peaceful and relaxing site. Once you get past the entry gate fight your way past the 'guides'. Then you'll be left alone to wander around. It's Roman, so expect columns, baths, a palace and a temple. Don't miss the mosaics. If you'd like more detail then hire a guide for a few... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Beautiful scenery, surrounded with green hills and olive trees. The ruins are beautiful, they are photogenic. It gives you a good impression of everyday life in a Roman outpost. There are many mosaics made of black and white stones still intact in the ruins. Truly worth to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rapid City, South Dakota
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

The extent of the ruins is enormous. The site does not contain a theater or an arena but makes up for it in pure magnitude of the residential and market center size. Unfortunately a large number of the the statues and column capital were stolen from the site prior to preservation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Keswick, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It was easy to find as there are lots of signs. It cost 10dh each to enter and then you can pick a guide (ours was 200dh) and spoke english, for a private tour. Well worth the price as you get a history lesson as you go. It was a lot bigger then I thought it would be. The property... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Volubilis is about 30km north of Meknes. Beautiful green hills and farm lands with thousands of olive surrounding. Worth the effort! The ruins are beautiful, and very interesting. There are a few amazingly well preserved mosaics. Super photogenic. I highly recommend hiring a guide to enhance the experience. Ours gave so much more information than I can imagine a guide... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
59 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This ancient Roman city in ruins is a UNESCO site. It was destroyed by the earthquake of Lisbon in 1755. You must visit with a guide in order to appreciate the ruins. Our guide was knowledgeable but in a rush. He never waited for our small group of 14 to catch up to him before starting his commentary. It is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had a private guide and he did a great job painting a picture of life in voluboulis. You will not get Enough detail trying to do it with a guidebook. The mosaics are amazing. If you have visited other roman ruins you will see a similarity to the layout, baths,etc. well worth the trip as a day trip from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
63 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Large site with wonderful mosaics and giving a good idea of what a Roman settlement would have been like. The basilica and triumphal arch are particularly impressive and the whole site has been well preserved. Our guide was most informative and is a must if you want to understand the layout and the meaning of the mosaics.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Neuchatel, Switzerland
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a site that may appear as unexpected, more taking in consideration the incredible preserved condition of the mosaics. Volubilis was a strategic, and therefore important, roman city, with very impressive and enormous house complexes. meaning that high society people lived here. The amount and condition of the mosaics that you can find in the place is amazing, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southern California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Beautifully preserved, full of mosaics and very informative tour guide with good English. Good facilities, some climbing involved.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Volubilis also viewed

Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
 
Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
 

Been to Volubilis? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Volubilis staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?