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Chellah

Address: Rabat, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Rabat
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Wirral UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

You must visit here if you are in Rabat. We visited in January and it was quite cold, but the skies were clear and it was dry, visibility was good and there were very few other tourists, which made it easy to navigate around the site and take photos etc. The ruins are wonderful of course and I particularly liked... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic - this place is a must see if your coming to Rabat. Undoubtedly the foremost attraction in Rabat. The place has been kept very nicely, neat and clean, there are birds who have their nests in these ruins - so thats interesting also. But overall fascinating, and I would highly recommend coming here first if your coming to Rabat.

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

These old ruins at Chellah are well worth taking the time to explore, the views and sights are phenomenal and one can understand why this fortress was built by the Romans to protect their settlement. The valley and its splendor is laid out below you to see. The the remaining structures, graveyard, the statutes (many dilapidated and only partial) are... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

arriving here, you hear this noise. cant quite get it yet. the you enter the gardens of the chellah and the ruins and there are storks that seem to have taken over. turns out, the sound is from the birds banking their beaks together, (maye they are talking , or maybe jus letting everyone know, hey,, this is my spot.... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Chellah is one of the beautiful must seen places in Rabat, better than anything else there, it's history of Rabat.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

OLD RUINS WITH FEW TOURISTS. PERFECT. one of the 4 spots not to miss while travelling in rabat no guidings, old board almost unreadable. take your guide book with you if you're keen to know the history of this sight.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Carthaginians were here. The Romans were here. The Arabs were here. All of them left traces behind. The Roman forum is obvious. The 12th Century mosque and school dominate. Give yourself enough time to relax here among the resident storks and cats.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was one place we most definitely wanted to see whilst in Rabat, the wife & I are very keen on old ruins etc. For once our guide book was spot-on about Chella. It's about a 15-20 min walk from the the Medina and only about 20dh by petit taxi. We spend the entire morning wandering around the ruins and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Bear in mind this place was destroyed during the earthquake of Lisbon/Portugal on Nov 1, 1755. It must have been a thriving place and community at its time. Even today, the ruins leave a great impression of how it looked once. A major attraction are the storks, and the cats obviously!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

In reading my guide book about Chellah it was difficult to get a sense of size and scale of the site so when I came around the corner and first saw it in the distance it was very impressive. A large castellated wall surrounds the site and it is when you walk through the gate you see the roman ruins... More 

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