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Rabat, Morocco
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I visited the Chellah as part of a Casablanca - Rabat day tour. After a short walk into a pleasant garden, you can see the Roman ruins and the storks nesting on top. We appreciated the history of the ruins and Islamic...More

Thank Anna A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fortress of Chellah is a nice tourist spot. There is an entrance fee of 10 Moroccan dirhams. The people are welcoming and friendly. No need for a tour guide because the whole place is quite manageable to roam around. Nothing much to see and...More

Thank franventure
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not expect to find so many well preserved structures at the Chellah. The ruins are spread out over a large area, with lots of nooks and corners with surprises. Quite manageable although there are some steps and elevated areas, but a good view...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chellah is a short cab ride outside the downtown of Rabat. Entry is inexpensive and the walk down through the gardens to the ruins takes you back twenty centuries to roman times. Many of the ruins are guarded by storks under whose gaze you...More

Thank Lewis M
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Wow!!! Surreal and breathtaking! The architecture is stunning! The history fascinating. Not worth hiring a guide. Strolling through the ruins at your own leisurely pace is more rewarding and pleasurable.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Visit Chellah near the Royal Palace and discover one of the rarest Roman ruins in Rabat. The outside walls of Chellah were recently renovated/ repairs to give it even a better look at night. We recommend including it in all tours of Rabat

Thank Beautiful Moroc... V
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The Chellah is great for spending an hour, learning about the original trade settlement of the Phoenicians and Romans, and it's later use by Muslim rulers. The ruins are quite well exhibited and accessible, but the storks who nest in droves really steal the show....More

1  Thank Manucek
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The Roman ruins and the gardens are very nice but we absolutely loved how close we could get to many stork nests and their chicks , they were all over the top of the Roman ruins and a clicking sounds they made were very interesting.

1  Thank Ggrund3
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Nature and archeology in the midst of the city - an impressive combination. The chellah is a spiritual oasis and well worth the visit. After entering, follow the main path all the way down the hill. Wander throughout the mosque until you find the abandoned...More

2  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Situated just outside the city walls of Rabat, Chella is a beautifully landscaped site with Roman and Moroccan remains. The Roman remains are are mostly at foundation level, Moroccan remains are a couple of stories high - and impressive. Overall, the stars of this site...More

1  Thank goodkorma
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bovna p
20 November 2015|
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Response from imdarkside | Reviewed this property |
You dont necessarily need a tour guide. The town is easy to get around simply by walking to most of the spots. In the kasba you will find some "tour guides" that will show you around. They expect a tip so be clear up... More