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Chellah

Rabat, Morocco
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$591*
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4-Day Morocco Tour: Fez, Meknes, Rabat and Tangier
90%
Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Rabat
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

A very peaceful beautiful place and it is the most interesting attraction in Rabat. We walked to Chellah through some neighbourhoods from the city centre, but a taxi wouldn't have been difficult. A great place to take some scenic photos and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Its a part like no other in the city calm relaxed and very quite gives a lots of energy and a feel of the past each part of the KSBAH has something to know about ... Its worth the visit you can grab a souvenir at the door while exiting bargain and get it for 50MAD or less they r... More 

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Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

So amazingly peaceful. I went at least 3 times just to wander around and enjoy the quiet and peaceful ambiance. So much history in that small space! You only have to pay if you don't convince them you are moroccan.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Chellah is the site of the original, Roman city. It was abandoned, built upon again in the 14th century or so and re-abandoned. If you are going to visit the site on your own, you should have at least one guidebook and some knowledge of French. There are also plenty of English-speaking freelance guides at the entrance. You will want... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It was a wonderful experience to walk through this active archaeological site. I had no idea how expansive the grounds were until I'd walked deep into them. I was amazed by the number of storks that had taken up residency on the site. Wear comfortable walking shoes when visiting. Entering is a all downhill, but be prepared for the journey... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Whilst I should know more French there is no accommodation for English Speakers at this attraction. Be careful getting back to Rabat as it's a little way our although was able to flag down a taxi on the main road with little trouble. Wish I could have read more about the attraction at the venue so reading in advance is... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The chellah grounds are a combination of Roman ruins, an ancient mosque and burial grounds, and botanical gardens, all with a lovely view over the river valley. And accompanied by all of the roosting storks of course! A visit to the chellah is a must when in rabat. I also got a guide to take me through the grounds and... More 

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cranbrook Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Bit like a minature Rome forum but without the crowds. Like much of Rabat litter strewn. 10 MAD to get in, thats less than a £. If you have schoolboy french you wont need a guide. Like everywhere else these people will start to take you round. If you want a guide make sure you negotiate a price immediately. If... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

After walking around the city went to Chellah and did not found worthy. The gardens were nothing special (Went in March but still looked like no flowers or colors). The ruins are scarce and without a proper story behind becomes boring. The area is good but needs to be better managed. Beside the walls which you can see it form... More 

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Rabat, Morocco
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116 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have been avoiding coming to this place for years. A Necropolis? A pool of eels? Who wants to see that? Boy was I a fool! The garden spaces and relics from antiquity (as well as the more recent past) are stunning. You can imagine, from the lookouts, the Bou Regeg valley being full of water before the river was... More 

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