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Volubilis is surely one of the most in-tact Roman ruins I’ve seen so far. You can clearly see where the homes were, where the basilica was and where the gates were. The mosaics are also still very complete.
When you arrive at the site it...More
A tour of Volubilis can be done from either Meknes (25km) or Fes (35km), as it is between the two cities. Only a small part of the 42ha site has been excavated, but the building walls, mosaics and reconstructed arches are high quality. This capital...More
The ruins at Volubilis are stunning and if you’re into history arrange for a guide. It’s worth the visit but only if you’re into ruins and history. The museum is small and quaint and the ruins are decently in tact and comparable to Delphi or...More
Southern border city and agricultural centre of the Roman Empire in Mauretania, some arches has been partially restored & beautiful mosaic floors have been uncovered. Historical displays and maps in the visitor centre. No shortage of willing guides.
This was fantastic! We had a guided tour and it was well worth the price to have a guide. We have visited Roman ruins in Turkey and Italy, etc... and Volubilis was a very interesting representation of history. We had a fantastic guide who was...More
This city was the Romans anchor in NW Africa. In addition to farming (olive oil), it was the base from which the lions were captured and sent to the Colosseum. The high light is the mosaic tile floors that remain from the villas of the...More
It's only about 25% excavated and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake damaged it but there is still plenty to marvel at - a town of 20,000 people populated a couple of thousand years ago.
It was raining when we visited but our guide kept going and...More
We took a taxi to get there. It is very interesting place with many original Roman futures,mosaic and remains of the town structure. Put sufficient time to see it all and be prepared for a good walking of couple of hours.
I read some of the terrible comments and agree that if you don't have a guide it might be quite a lacking experience. My agency arranged a local guide for us and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour, telling us about how it looked like in...More
Response from njcavalier | Reviewed this property |
The walk from the entrance to the first ruins you come to is not long, five to ten minutes as I recall. But a guided tour takes you deeper into the ancient city’s ruins, pausing at highlights, and eventually looping back to... More
The walk from the entrance to the first ruins you come to is not long, five to ten minutes as I recall. But a guided tour takes you deeper into the ancient city’s ruins, pausing at highlights, and eventually looping back to the entrance in about an hour’s time. Uneven surfaces are the biggest lookout iin terms of conditions during the walking tour.
Response from transientm | Reviewed this property |
You'll park in the parking lot that's located next to the gift shop and entry way. You'll walk down a stairway and the museum is right there. You'll be approached by a local guide (the one who brought you there is not... More
You'll park in the parking lot that's located next to the gift shop and entry way. You'll walk down a stairway and the museum is right there. You'll be approached by a local guide (the one who brought you there is not allowed into the ruins) , agree on a price and he/she will lead you to the ruins, just a short walk really. The ruins cover a large area but you can see a lot in about 2 hours. The ruins are on a hill so while you are viewing the ruins you'll have nice vistas in any direction. There are a number of helpful placards at particular spots that explain what you are looking at. I've been there twice; the second time the museum was greatly improved. You can easily spend an hour perusing just the museum.