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“Well worth the visit”
Review of Chellah

Chellah
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Casablanca and Rabat Private Full-Day Tour from Marrakech
Ranked #2 of 57 things to do in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Fascinating ruins - a combination of Roman and Arabic. We found no need for a guide and, as so often happens, watched the tour groups being given the "once over lightly" tour by their guide and hurried on to the next site.

At the bottom of the ruins there is a lovely walk through beautiful gardens which leads to a very nice lookout over the surrounding countryside. We had our Rough Guide with us and there was plenty of information in it to make this a very happy visit.

Afterward, we decided we could walk to the Imperial Palace and that was a huge mistake. First of all, it was much farther than it looked on our map and then, after going through the police check point, when we finally reached the palace, we could only view it from a distance. I got too close and an army officer waved his AK 42 at me!

I'd recommend just taking a taxi back to where you are staying after you have visited the Chellah.

Thank onthego32
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Roman and Arabic ruins, interesting combination of architecture, state of repair and gardens versus ruins. We walked here from the Medina and while it was a bit far, it was a nice walk.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

The Necropolis was built in the 12th century the Almohads,Restored in the 18th century having been destroyed in in an earthquake in 1755, it's about 2 miles from the center of Rabat and a lovely walk

Thank Liam5
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

We walked confortably around the chella for an hour - historical sights with ruins and nice garden. There are old mosques, roman ruins and beautiful well maintained and properly guarded. No peddlers or people want to sell u anything. Worth visit if u like history

Thank Saif A
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Great seeing roman influence on the north african coast and the advanced systems of infrastructure which we still use today! You need a guide to really appreciate the significance of the Chellah

Thank Karim A
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