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Address: Rabat, Morocco
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Storks and gardens

The paths, although somewhat steep, were lined by lovely vegetation and many of the roofs and chimneys were adorned by nesting storks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The paths, although somewhat steep, were lined by lovely vegetation and many of the roofs and chimneys were adorned by nesting storks.

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Bethesda MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This ancient walled city has several excavated areas dating from different eras, some ancient and some medieval. Surprises were the garden below the ruins, an exquisite lush place, and the huge colony of storks nesting on the high points of the ancient city and its surroundings.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

These ruins are beautiful and worth the stop. There's good stories here but note that all the signs are in french or Arabic. The gardens at the bottom are like a little oasis.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This area is an old necropolis, but now a quiet parc with lots of trees and plants and especially storks. It is nice to stroll around here after a busy day in Rabat.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

For those who've visited Italy, the ruins will seem minor and small -- but it's still worth a visit, as they represent several different periods of the history of the city.

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Rabat, Morocco
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There is more to Chellah than the storks. Storks are all over the places in Rabat anyway. Roman ruins of Sala Colonia can be found there (therms and olive oil extracting system) and built on top of the Roman ruins, the Merinide dynasty build its necropolis. The remains of many tombs and Marabouts, as well as a Medersa and a... More 

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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Chellah is interesting as a Roman ruin, as well as burial place of Muslim rulers. The surrounding garden is quite tranquil and scenic. However, stork nest sitings seem to distract from the intended attractions. So unless you find storks truly appealing, or you find even minor ruins fascinating, I would give this a pass. We only went as part of... More 

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Dale City, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had not planned to visit Rabat, an extra day in Casablanca, ended up at this interesting site. Really had a nice time at Chellah, the walls, the entrance and the gardens were worth the visit.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Chellah is the jewel of Rabat. The ruins are very interesting but the storks simply take the cake. There are about 75+ nests in the property and they are a photographers dream come true. You cannot "not" get a good picture of the storks! Try to get there early in the morning as soon as its open. You can take... More 

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Providenciales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

History surrounds you, storks nest on the towers, stroll shady gardens. Go in the morning before the crowds for the best experience.

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