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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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Lucerne, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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