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Dollar Well Spent - Nesting Storks, Priceless.

This Historic ruin is undergoing a major restoration and landscape enhancement making it one of the best attractions in town. It is also a nice peaceful getaway as well. If you... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Historic ruin is undergoing a major restoration and landscape enhancement making it one of the best attractions in town. It is also a nice peaceful getaway as well. If you are fortunate to visit April/May you will encounter more storks than you ever dreamed of nesting here and there. The nests are huge like inverted twigloos. I had forgotten... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As compared to the Mohammed V Square, this is a quiet, green space. Its fun to view the storks nesting on top of walls, columns, wherever. clack clack. the gardens at the back are pretty and the water running through "cools you" visually. the ruins are interesting to walk through looking at the small ceramics still affixed to the walls,... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Chellah will allow you to see interesting ruins and gardens. Our visit in May allowed us the unique opportunity to see huge stork nests with the nesting storks. Amazing! Our guide was informative about the site and the storks as well. They return to the site every year for their nesting. Check out the photos!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not far from Fez lies the ruins of Chellah, dating to 1339 and built by Abou Yacoub Youssef as the site for a mosque and burial place for his wife. The outer wall was built sometime before 1351 by Sultan Abou Yacoub, possibly as a reconstruction of the original Roman walls. The site became the burial place for the Merinid... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chellah is one of my favourite places, maybe ever. It has an amazing history, stretching from Phonecian and Roman inhabitors, through Amazigh (Berber) and Arab dynasties. There are Roman ruins, the stunning ruins of a mosque, with ancient, beautiful tiles, and a lovely garden. It also is inhabited by storks who nest in the minaret and around the place -... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great stop. The ruins were very interesting, and the storks and their huge nests were vertical entertaining

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entry was 10 MAD per person (less than £1 pp). They are currently doing a lot of restoration work so there was a fair bit of scaffolding around. A kind tour guide explained the map to us and offered his services to which we declined but he seemed very knowledgeable so if that's something you'd like, you can get someone... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Kasbah Chellah was a very fascinating experience. We were greeted at the entrance by two colourfully clad men dancing to some traditional Moroccan / African (?) music. The site is historic for two reasons, there are Roman ruins dating back to 3-4th Century AD and the Islamic ruins from the 13-14th Century. The Islamic ruins are in slightly better... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very nice place near the central of Rabat the exhibition was very nice we were in April and we saw the storks so nice on the tob of the ruins

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I felt very spoilt to not only visit historical roman ruins but to also be amongst , ruins, gardens and storks. My first encounter since visiting Morooco. It was wet unfortunately, but it did NOT detract from such a beautiful historic location in Rabat. The Chellah ruins I found very easy to work and its easy for someone with mobility... More 

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