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Chellah

Rabat, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Rabat
Type: Cemeteries, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A memorable historic site that is different from others around Morocco because it combines Muslim and Roman history side by side. It is evidence of how conquering invaders destroyed what stood before them to make way for the "superiority" of their own culture. Burial sites, pleasant gardens and giant stork nests on top of the ruins - so close you... More

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Nis, Serbia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is my favorite spot in Rabat. The entrance fee is 10 dh, or one euro! But the inside is very nice for walking, relaxing... taking photos, though the entrance gate is maybe the most photogenic! It is a bit outside the centre but you can walk there from the centre for about 20/30 minutes or take the taxi which... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It's a very ancient roman town that was then explored by local muslims. The combinations of both histories is enchanting and you will spend a nice time there. The entrance is really cheap (10 DH) but beware of unannounced guides that will try to charge you 120 DH after showing you around. Ask the price when they start talking.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great spot to visit. I've seen it in the spring and winter-- definitely try to see it in the spring when everything is blooming rather than dying. It's Morocco, which means you can do whatever you want there. Want to climb on some ancient Roman ruins? Go ahead.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was only in the last minute we manage to see Chellah and only for 50 minutes, but it was so exiting to be there and see the history passing by together with all the storks! I would saw that you simply can't visit Rabat without including Chellah to your plans!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I thought this was amazing, nothing I've ever seen could compare to what I saw today. The Chellah was beautiful and enchanting. I could see it again and still learn something. :)

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Tetouan, Morocco
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122 reviews 122 reviews
35 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Rabat, does not always feature high on the ‘to do’ list of many visitors to Morocco, but if you have the time, take a couple of hours to discover the hidden world behind the walls of Chellah. The ancient Roman city and Islamic necropolis are a shortish walk from the centre of Rabat, just outside the walls of Rabat overlooking... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a Roman ruin site dating back to the 2nd century B.C. Fairly well preserved was the market, necropolis, forum, toilets and mosque. It was surrounded by beautiful gardens with plants from all over - Mexico, South Africa and native Spain. There were huge nests atop every high point where storks had made their homes. We saw some of... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
31 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Taxi ride away. Great spot. Interesting and scenic tranquil roman ruins over quite a large area - then there are the Storks which were wonderful to see with their large nests. When we were there they had young which was very nice to see. No shops there and not a lot of cover - take water +/- picnic. I was... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

i liked nature, history,the roman one and the islamic one birds, views,the river below, the trees ..

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