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“Excellent Roman ruins - worth the detour”
Review of Volubilis

Volubilis
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Meknes
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

World Heritage-listed Volubilis was one of the Roman empire's most remote bases on the edge of a long, high plateau. When it was damaged by an earthquake in the 18th century ( the same 1755 Lisbon earthquake that did so much damage in Rabat /Sale but notably as Volubilis was started in 40AD and the earthquake was in 1755 the ruins were exposed for 1500+ years!) , much of the marble was taken for construction in Meknes. Rashid was our guide and enabled us to see the highlights (villas with mosaics and most ruins) of this very large site in 1.5 hours. Recommend hiring a guide.

Thank MRichardson2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent place to visit. Has a good museum and well organised. Needs at least 2 hours and more if you want to see every uncovered part. Beautiful mosaics and vistas over the countryside.

Thank Cadiz_lover
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to others on the other side of the old Empire so this was fascinating. Just to see the reach of the Romans and also how this area has been much covered through the centuries. The preserved mosaics, aquaduct, and small history center were great. Give yourself two hours. It's that big.

Thank Diana Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the largest preserved Roman ruins in Morocco this is well worth a visit. We had a very knowledgeable guide and spent over an hour and a half walking through the ruins which are over 2000 years old. No decent accommodations are nearby so you need to come in via car from either Fes or Meknès.

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit. We hired an English speaking guide on site. He explained in a very modern way keeping all of us (A families group of 25) very engaged and busy. It took 2 hours to complete the tour.

Thank rehanasif
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