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Chellah, Rabat

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Must see · Ruin · Cemetery
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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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  • We arrived at this site on a cool late afternoon , towards the end of April . The impressive ancient citadel was closed for visitors . So we just took a walk outside , around the immense walls of the....  more
    We arrived at this site on a cool late afternoon , towards the end of April . The impressive ancient citadel was closed for visitors . So we just took a walk outside , around the immense walls of the....  more »
  • Beautiful old kasbah in Rabat. Unfortunately closed to visitors due to COVID (though dignitaries and government officials were allowed in an they were setting up a large event while we were there... 
    Beautiful old kasbah in Rabat. Unfortunately closed to visitors due to COVID (though dignitaries and government officials were allowed in an they were setting up a large event while we were there...  more »
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  • It is now closed as they are rebuilding the whole place but even from the outside it looks amazing. We hired bikes in the Medina and had a ride there. Highly recommended
  • Even tho it says on google that it is open when we got there they told us that it had been shut for two years for refurbishments. There is a path along the ruins walls that is quite nice and you can go up the hill to see the view from there.

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