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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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Tetouan, Morocco
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110 reviews 110 reviews
30 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This is a Roman ruin site dating back to the 2nd century B.C. Fairly well preserved was the market, necropolis, forum, toilets and mosque. It was surrounded by beautiful gardens with plants from all over - Mexico, South Africa and native Spain. There were huge nests atop every high point where storks had made their homes. We saw some of... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
30 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Taxi ride away. Great spot. Interesting and scenic tranquil roman ruins over quite a large area - then there are the Storks which were wonderful to see with their large nests. When we were there they had young which was very nice to see. No shops there and not a lot of cover - take water +/- picnic. I was... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

i liked nature, history,the roman one and the islamic one birds, views,the river below, the trees ..

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England
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Though quite a walk out from the medina it is well worth a visit. Roman excavations sit alongside Islamic and the whole area is tranquil, beautiful and interesting - though I wouldn't advice going mid day in the summer months. Take a picnic and enjoy the breathtaking views across the valley.

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Sale, Morocco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Challa is an archaeological site near Rabat, Morocco, on up to the sixth century BC. Challa site mentioned when historians old small-town lies on the river carries the name "Sala Cologne," which is now called the Bouregreg valley.

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New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

During our recent visit to Morocco, one of the stops my wife and I made was to the ancient ruins at Chellah. Approaching the site is very impressive as we view the fortress walls and the ornate gate. Upon our arrival at the gate Gnawan musicians greeting us at the gate. We then entered a fascinating ancient site; some of... More

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Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
59 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a combination of Islamic and Roman ruins in a very nice garden. The area was larger than I thought and there were many more storks and I thought! But it is worth a walk through, the gardens are quite nice. The ruins are rudimentary and there has been little effort to have signs as to what is what... More

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Beirut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

you feel as if you are travelling in time, beautiful gardens that are sort of wild but captivating, the different levels of this site each have a story to tell

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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178 reviews 178 reviews
79 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The atmosphere on a sunny morning, quit early, gave the place a fairytale like quality. Old walls can be seen as: old walls. But they can also be seen as our doors to the past. Litlle pieces of tile, and the colors of long ago make me very happy. A very old man with a stick entered the premisses in... More

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