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Chellah, Rabat

#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Rabat
Ruin · Cemetery
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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  • At the exiting from Rabat to the north, en route to Shipshawan, is worth stopping on the way at La Forum, or by the other name Chellah. The place is a historical site from the Roman period. On a warm....  more »
  • Best to see with a local guide who will explain the history of the locations and its sites within. Probably 1- 11/2 hour needed to see this lovely ruin and garden. Rabat is a clean modern town and is....  more »
  • 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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