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Volubilis

Moulay Idriss Zerhoun | 30 km 30 north of Meknes, Morocco
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: The Roman ruins contain a victory arch, impressive basilica and spectacular mosaics.
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Hong Kong, China
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had a stopover in Volubilis on our way from Fes to Chefchaouen, so we arrived pretty early at around 9am. This was our luck, because we had the ruins all to ourselves for more than an hour. Going fairly early or late is possibly the best way to appreciate the beauty of this place. It's a rather big area,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very interesting and authentic place, located at beautiful area. I highly recommend to come there around sunset.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love this place, whenever I travel to Morocco I have to go to Volubilis Feeling out of the world Great place for view seekers Must visit and its highly recommended

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Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We ended up taking a driver from Fes and also taking in Moulay Idriss and Meknes. While not the cheapest option (800 dirhams) it was a great use of our time as we were there in low season in mid July. The site is practically deserted and it costs 10 dirhams to get in per person. We found that the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Largely unsupervised, this site gives you the freedom to explore on your own (politely reject any "guides" who try to follow you around, telling you about the site). We could have spent the whole day there and regretted not budgeting more time. Take plenty of drinking water and a bit of toilette tissue in your bag. There are restrooms there,... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

1 1/2 hour drive from Fes. We paid 10 Dh each to visit the ruins, deciding not to have a guide so we could wander through at our own pace. The display explanations are only in French and Arabic. The actual size of the site is much bigger than we expected. It's a great way to spend a couple of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

On our May 2014 trip through Morocco we included Volubilis since it was generally on the way back after we toured the Middle Atlas. Not expecting much we were very impressed with the expanse of the major North African Roman city that once thrived here. The work done by what we understand to be primarily French archeologists to bring back... More

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Fremantle, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had no idea what to expect when our driver, Hamid, headed us towards Volubilis, but thankfully he knew what an outstanding site this is. We arrived in the afternoon and were met by the most expert guide who took us through the amazing buildings and mosaics, explaining everything and making the whole experience so worthwhile. It is incredible that... More

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Oslo, Norway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Imagine this is 2000 years old.Abanded by the Romans about 1500 years ago and the floor mosaics still look the same today ! -lying freely and out in the open for everybody to see and touch. No wonder it is a UNESCO HERITIGE SITE. On a rainy day or if you splatter some of your valuable water on them on... More

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New Jersey
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133 reviews 133 reviews
57 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Morocco was visiting the ancient ruins at Volubilis. Prior to the visit, I was highly anticipating the Volubilis ruins and they exceeded my expectations. This ancient Roman city dates back to 3rd Century B.C. While I had done some research about Volubilis prior to the visit, the tour of the site... More

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