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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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Bethesda, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited in the morning while it was cooler. Pretty gardens, really interesting ruins. Would recommend hiring a guide unless you bring your guide books with you. Kids loved the storks (at the top of the ruins) and the many kittens that followed us around. Pool with eels was a winner!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a very atmospheric site whereby the old Roman city of Sala Colonia left empty after the Romans left was revamped in the 14th century into a burial site for prominent people. The complex also included a mosque and medrassa surrounded by fortress walls and covering 12-14 acres. Now all in picturesque ruins, a photographers paradise, there is still... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Chellah is a beautiful place. It is so interesting to see the Roman ruins and infrastructure along with the Islamic monastery ruins. The paths through the gardens are beautiful and feel like a relaxing retreat. Many storks have made this lovely oasis their home. You will find them flying around and perched in their nests atop the crumbling structures as... More

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New South Wales, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Exploring the gardens and the little maze of paths was lots of fun. Could have hung out ere all day.

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Washington DC
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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The main site in Rabat, in my opinion. The view from the road to get there is great and the ruins are fun to explore. The gardens on the grounds make it cooler to explore.

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A haven of peace! A must see in Rabat and all of Morocco. Chellah represents resistance to the ravages of time. Beautiful architecture, not very well maintained, but a nice place to see the encounters of several civilizations that have gone through Morocco.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Chellah is a good visit and a nice chance to see Roman-era ruins in Morocco. There is a small section of semi well-preserved ruins and the rest is spaced out. There are gardens with a great variety of plant-life that are quite beautiful. You can even find one or two pieces of roman monuments with roman text still visible on... More

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Beautiful gardens, with ancient ruins. One of the rare places I felt comfortable just sitting and relaxing as a single female. Once you get past the "guides" at the entrance. I've never used them and just enjoy strolling around myself. But feel free if you want to know more of the history and story behind what you're looking at. Negotiate... More

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Curitiba
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172 reviews 172 reviews
29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Nice ruins, worth a visit, not far from city center. There are guides offering their services in the entrance of the park, but we did the visit by ourselves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A fantastic trip thru history that includes Islamic Arab influence, Moroccan culture, and Roman influence,

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