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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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Impressive Roman Ruins in Morocco

I stopped by these ruins on a drive between Meknes and Fes, and was completely impressed by what I saw! We had a local guide give us a tour through the ruins and saw beautifully... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stopped by these ruins on a drive between Meknes and Fes, and was completely impressed by what I saw! We had a local guide give us a tour through the ruins and saw beautifully intact mosaics. I would definitely recommend a visit to anyone in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very impressive sight and we visited whilst travelling between Chefchaouen and Ouarzazate. Allow a couple of hours to explore these ancient ruins and take plenty of pictures. Explanations are only in Arabic and French so take your guidebook if you cannot read these languages. No shade whatsoever so bring water and suncream. Avoid the overpriced shop at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our stops on a tour of Morocco and we really enjoyed it. We got to walk around and take in all the ancient structures. It is just amazing to see beautiful mosaic tiles still in place, learn about their water system and take in the views. We did have a guide who explained the different "buildings"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The city was first used as a military outpost and grew into a trading center. The Roman rule of this city near Meknes left a distinctive remembrance, the ruins. The devastation of yet another powerful earthquake in the mid 18th century left the site in “ruins”. It is built on the slope of the Zerhoun mountain that overlooks plains and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am interested in this kind of thing so found it well worth a trip, as did my husband who isn't so into historical ruins as me! A huge and varied site. If you know a little about roman sites and types of buildings already then you really don't need a guide to understand the layout or admire the scale... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the chance to visit that area must to it. You can go easily from Meknes down town by bus to Moulay Idriss Zerhoun. Do not take a taxi to go to Volubilis because it is very expensive. You can take the green local bus to go there for 10 Dhs. It is not far away to walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a fan of Roman culture and the story of Cleopatra, Caesar and Mark Antony, I always visit Roman ruins whenever possible while traveling. Well preserved and wonderful storytelling from the mosaics and diverse quarters of people with varying social status. Must visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled from Fes to the ruins. It is a very nice site to visit. The ruins are well laid out & you can walk them in as little as an hour. We had a local guide walk us thru with explanations. It was well worth it because there is limited signage especially in English. There were 4 civilizations that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is located 85 kM from fes and it took 1.5 hours by car. Arriving there you can see the glory of old Roman Empire in Morocco. It is very wide area and it took two hours to look around. I was driving my car and scheduled route from Fes to Volubilis and to Moulay Idriss and to Meknes and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

2 days In fez..and one feels the need for a cosmopolitan crowd ..hence , the trio to meknes, moulay Idris and volubilis was fruitful and replete with experiences . While volubilis is not exactly a must must do..but yet it is nice coz it provides a break plus pictures are great . Guide is good as they can explain to... More 

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