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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  • The ruins of a Roman city of 2000 years ago, mingle with those of a Medieval necropolis, making this archaeological site quite unusual. Great place for photos. There's a lot of cats out there. The people who go to Rabat can't help but know. A ticket is paid around 30 reais.
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  • you can leave from the parliament on foot passing through the gate of Zair , the chella necropolis is just to the left, on the other side of the road, a beautiful place for those who love history, botany and beautiful landscapes...
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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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