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Rabat, Morocco
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good for an hour or two walk around the ruins. Descriptions only in Arabic or French, 70MAD to get in now for foreigners.

Thank s61blue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re interested in the historical significance of the Moroccan country, you cannot miss this location. It’s worth the long walk down loose steps to see the ruins.

Thank nancywD5521YZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove to Citadel of Chellah Gardens. Cost us 70 MAD to get in, free for Moroccan citizens. Noted for 100’s of flowers in bloom in the spring. This time of year there were many fruit trees and a few flowering bushes in bloom. Many storks...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really beautiful gardens, my 9 yr old was captivated by the plants and tress. Views, ruins pretty amazing too. The storks are great to watch as are the eels. We spent much longer there that we thought we would. Def a highlight of Rabat, and...More

Thank DesmondJones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The admission charge of 70MAD did not include any information on the site, so it is best to read something about the location beforehand, if visiting without a guide. The ruins are accompanied by descriptions in Arabic and French. The gardens are very well maintained,...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This archaeological gem is obligatory in Rabat. It is well preserved, and there are good views of the sister city across the river.

Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great way to spend an hour or so wandering round the ruins such history and so well maintained amazing

Thank GrahamP113
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting place. An old muslim area, an old Roman area and a very nice garden combin together with great amounts of Storks (and a lot of cats happy to be cuddled) make for a nice centuries spanning experience. getting a guide is highly...More

Thank Florian254
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing ruins on the outskirts of Rabat. You can see the remains of the Roman town of Sala Colonia and the 13th century mosque and necropolis. Spectacular views and photo opportunities. Lovely, shady gardens to relax in after exploring. And great to be so close...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admission is a bit too pricey for what you are really getting here. Our driver dropped us off for a tour, but to be honest we really did not even know where we were or what we were seeing for the first bit. The welcome...More

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30 October 2018|
Response from PhilipH2201 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Eamon131 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a parking area in front of the entrance. It is mainly used by tourist coaches but they don't fill the area.
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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