Chellah, Rabat

4.5
#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Rabat
Walk through the atmospheric streets of Chellah, the ruins of a medieval Muslim necropolis and part of metropolitan Rabat's World Heritage Site. Fortifications surround much of the complex, built by the Marinids in the 13th century CE and including a mosque, royal tombs, and minaret. Ruins from previous constructions lie throughout the site, dating back as far as the Phoenicians. The minaret still stands, along with the sturdy defensive wall, though much of the site lies recumbent, overgrown by plants and fruit trees, and used as a nesting ground by storks. Plan a Rabat trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Friday the visit is free... If you are Muslims only. After passing the entrance freely like the rest of the crowd around us, we got stopped by a visibly irritated official. Our guide talks with him for a moment and announces that the visit, free for all that day, is paying for non-Muslims... On the pretext that in France, Muslims would pay more for museums........... 70dh the price of discrimination by religion, sprinkled with shameless lies, it was too expensive for us. I leave you the care to appreciate the policy of the "religion of peace and love".
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  • impressive ancient settlement and Roman ruins. Our guide Aziz gave a very interesting background of the site, made the visit so much more interesting. Also get to observe a lot of storks in the area  more »
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  • It’s an amazing quiet place. If you visit Rabat, you should walk around. You can meet storks. More than 3000 years of story. I love it.
  • It's an amazing, beautiful, peaceful Landscaped gardens on the site of an ancient citadel featuring Roman ruins & royal tombstones. Highly rated
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