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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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Best Roman site in North Africa

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Algiers, Algeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When compares to other historical areas in this part of the world , this place is much well organised and has some info boards around to help the solo tourist. The local so-called guides hassle you when you enter the compound but afterwards noone disturbs you inside. Nice area to spend a few hours, walking around in history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

A great afternoon visit from Meknes by share taxi - 10 Dirhams from Meknes Grand Taxi stand to Moulay Idris historical hillside town then another 10 in shared taxi to Volubilis 2 miles down the hill and along the road - I walked that bit or you can pay 300plus Dirhams from Meknes for a tourist car - depends on... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Some very well preserved parts of this Roman city, especially the mosaics. You can almost imagine what it would have been like in its glory days. Definitely worth a visit.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had an excellent local guide for our tour of these Roman ruins. We arrived after a long drive from Marrakesh and lunch in Meknes. The evening light was excellent for photography and our two young sons (aged 7 and 9) were quite happy exploring. Well worth seeing if you are going to Fes or Meknes. An hour is sufficient... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Volubilis was once an outpost of the Roman Empire. To date only about one third of the ruins have been uncovered but include many of the main buildings with wonderful mosaics to tell the story of their day. Situated on the road between Meknes and Fez it is a must to stop and take it all in. Our guide provided... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Hired a private car from our hotel for 400 dirham for a whole day tour of Volubilis and mulay Idriss.We spent about 3 and a half hours wandering around the ruins on our own .We could have spent an hour more if we had the time.We had fun exploring the ruins and we love the mosaics.Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Having seen dozens of Roman ruins throughout the world, I poo-poo'd going to Volubilis as just another set of ruins. I was pleasantly surprised, however, at the quality and quantity of intact floor mosaics and the location and history surrounding this beautiful site. You can read other reviews for more detail, but if you can take the time, I would... More 

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