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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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Rabat, Morocco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens, with ancient ruins. One of the rare places I felt comfortable just sitting and relaxing as a single female. Once you get past the "guides" at the entrance. I've never used them and just enjoy strolling around myself. But feel free if you want to know more of the history and story behind what you're looking at. Negotiate... More

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Curitiba
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161 reviews 161 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Nice ruins, worth a visit, not far from city center. There are guides offering their services in the entrance of the park, but we did the visit by ourselves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A fantastic trip thru history that includes Islamic Arab influence, Moroccan culture, and Roman influence,

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

this ruins are more of a park than a historical sight. The gate is very nice to look at, the ruins are too. But there is not really much to see except for the whole atmosphere. And that for me is a park with ruins, quiet, green, a lot of storks. The minaret is of course something special and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great place to escape the heat, up here there's wind and shade - what a relief! Beautiful architecture and scenery, not to be missed!

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Marrakech, Morocco
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A very beautiful historical monument, inescapable and magnificent. Choose a sunny day and prepar yourself for a big walk in the gardens and a deep smell of History. It's located near the king palace. To go there, take the tram and stop in Place al Joulane station and keep walking (15') to arrive to this Merinid necropolis. Least is the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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57 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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