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Address: Moulay Idriss Zerhoun | 30 km 30 north of Meknes, Morocco
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The Roman ruins contain a victory arch, impressive basilica and spectacular...

The Roman ruins contain a victory arch, impressive basilica and spectacular mosaics.

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Ancient Roman Town - Very Well Preserved

A thriving Roman town with agrarian roots, Volubilis was active from the second or third century BC for about 500 years. At this time, trouble with the Berber people made the... read more

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Warren, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A thriving Roman town with agrarian roots, Volubilis was active from the second or third century BC for about 500 years. At this time, trouble with the Berber people made the site untenable for the Romans, and it was abandoned to the native peoples. It was finally destroyed in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. What's left today? Only the center of... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a nice surprise... ruins from Romans recovered after many centuries. You need a good guided tour there to get the facts. You need about an hour or so there.

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Mamaroneck, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Volubilis is not the easiest place to get to from Fes. The cheapest way is to take the train from Fes to Meknes and then hire a cab or driver to take you to the ruins, wait for you, and take you back to Meknes. On the advice of our hostess in Fes we hired a driver for the day--for... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning architectural remains in a gorgeous landscape! Site is large, but very manageable to explore thoroughly in 1-2 hours. Mosaics! Excellent modern museum and facilities. Also- view of Moulay Idriss, which can be visited before or afterwards (less than 10 minutes drive away). To take taxi from Meknes to do both of these attractions should cost about 400 MAD- is... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highlight of our visit were the beautiful and well-preserved mosaics, still in situ. Many depict scenes from Greco-Roman mythology, like the labors of Hercules, but also contain Berber decorative elements (thanks to local Berber artisans). I would recommend spending about 3-4 hours at the site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful ruins of a spectacular Roman city is certainly worthy of its UNESCO World Heritage designation--even on the gray and drizzly day we were there. Enough of the site remains for visitors to see the layout of the town and to understand how it functioned. We have seen Roman ruins in a number of countries, and this is one of... More 

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Reno NV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located near the town of Meknes, this large complex includes some lovingly restored buildings and gates, along with several large mosaics. The ruins are surrounded by lush green farmlands with the view of nearby Meknes. Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

There are many Roman sites in Africa but Volubilis is in my view the biggest and the most interesting ! Depending on the level of interest , one could spend from 1 to 3 hours visiting it ! It is more interesting with a guide ( many locals at the entrance) but there are many info. boards providing well presented... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

Volubilis is at the very fringe of the Roman Empire, a backwater provincial city; yet, it is immense and, clearly, was a wealthy city. One can get a real impression of the power of the empire at its height from this ruin. And yet, much has not yet been uncovered, such as the arena and the theater.

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Ede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

This Roman site, dated from 220 AD, is really big and still under reconstruction. It is located about 30 km. north of Meknes, but worth the trip. A lot of splendid well preserved mosaic floors can be seen. It is worth to get a guide for one hour, but don't pay more than 100 Dirham. There is a good restaurant... More 

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