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An unexpected gem.

Chellah was a place that we had not researched ahead of time. Our driver took us there and we went in not knowing what to expect. It is a lovely old ruins which the Moroccans... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
hunsakermountain
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Woodland Park, Colorado

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chellah was a place that we had not researched ahead of time. Our driver took us there and we went in not knowing what to expect. It is a lovely old ruins which the Moroccans have surrounded by carefully tended gardens. You enter through a very Moroccan gate and wall, and are met by the scent of flowers (because we... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you come to Rabat, you must make the time to visit this place. I stayed at the Sofitel, so walking distance (at least to me) to most of the areas with a cool history perspective.

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Thank Bailemar2000
Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region, Morocco
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

chellah is an ancient monument in rabat, I visited with some friends , it is a place for people that like history and ancient monument.

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Thank Dar E
New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely gives you a great feel for Rabat- its history, culture and people. I recommend going w a guide who can explain what you are seeing.

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Thank rss1836
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10dh bargain, take lunch and have a picnic in the garden, a welcome peaceful retreat after the madness of the medina. It is relatively small, and about 45mind easy walk from the beach.

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Newport, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the huge walls outside to the ancient ruins inside with 244 nesting storks and the tomb of the Black Sultan was amazing. World heritage listed, so very well kept and still digging in the ruins..... Beautiful gardens and worth the visit.

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Tinsukia, India
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the place as we had a car and few hours in hand, otherwise not worth the walk across the city. Besides the 10 Dirham charges for entry we hired a English guide for 50 Dirham for a 30 minutes tour, without him it would have been just ruins as the site has no English descriptions. The guide added... More 

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Thank Mayank A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely site outside of city. Roman and Islamic ruins. Storks on top of all high places clacking to each other. Throw an egg white into the pool of eels to see some giant eels. The cats like the egg yolks!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First settled by the Phoenicians above the river, the Roma's built a fort in 40 AD. It was abandoned in 1154 but they left behind temples and pools with their water distribution system. A 14th century sultan built a necropolis there and surrounded with towers and a defensive wall. Walk through history and enjoy the storks in their nests topping... More 

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Chellah several times during the time I lived in Rabat from 2010 to 2012. We loved visiting the eel pond, seeing the ruins, watching the storks, and enjoying the ruins. A must see if you visit Rabat.

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