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Chellah

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Address: Rabat, Morocco
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Not big deal but something what u need see

Like attraction is nothing special, but for this city is one of the most important place. Definitely if u want visit Marco u must go there

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Like attraction is nothing special, but for this city is one of the most important place. Definitely if u want visit Marco u must go there

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I didn't expect this place to be so interesting. What with the Roman history and the Moorish influences it was so cool. We also had the storks nesting all over the place that really added to the overall atmosphere. You are able to wander all thru the ruins and when we went it was fairly empty of tourists. Wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a fantastic place to visit if you are in Rabat! When you are in Rabat it is a very, very busy city where ever you go until you come here and it's like walking into another reality. It is so peaceful here and full of history. I know it's a bit of Roman mixed with Moroccan though details... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have been to the Chellah many times before and I always find it refreshing and insightful. As you will read in the guides it is a Phoenician, Carthaginian, Roman, Islamic, and Christian site. Take you time - maybe even take a picnic. This sight is so chock full of history. It is best to read and study about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Interesting to combine Roman and Moorish history in one place. The hit for our group, however, was the hundreds of nesting storks - on the turrets, minaret, chimneys, ruins. You couldn't take a bad photo.

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Ho, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I really enjoyed the Chellah. It costs 10 Dhurims to get in and then you have the run of the place. Everything is in either French or Arabic, but even without knowing the languages I had a great time. There are tour guides you can hire that speak English that can tell you about everything, but I forewent that option... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The down side, as previously mentioned, was the lack of signage explaining what you were seeing. There is some, but limited and not very informative. Most are in Arabic and French. The upside is that you can wander as you wish throughout the ruins. I wonder how much damage we tourists do that way, though. The newer parts of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

On the way from casablanca to fes, i stop at rabat and visit Chellah. The ruin is worth a visit. The surrounding view is good, even not as spectacular as in Volubilis, Meknes. In front of the station of rabat, there are many taxis can bring you there. It's not expensive, but you have to bargain. The taxi can bring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It's a huge ruin. Actually, I didnt have much time to discover every corner in Chellah since I only transitted 2.5 hours in Rabat. However, Chellah was able to impress me. One negative point is there was no any clear explanation (leaflet, information board), so I just walked through, took some pictures, and enjoy the ruin.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great place to visit in Rabat. Long walk or short taxi ride from Gare de Rabat Ville train station. I visited on a sunny day in January 2015, no crowds - almost no people! Nice place to wander around, ruins of an old Roman city, overlaid by mosque and other Islamic buildings. Definitely a haven for storks, lots of nests... More 

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