Archaeological Site of Volubilis, Meknes

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Discover the ancient ruins of Archaeological Site of Volubilis, a former Roman city and erstwhile capital of the Kingdom of Mauretania, and later the seat of the founder of Morocco. Dating back to the 3rd century CE, the excavated city tells the story of its illustrious past and the development of culture. Explore the remains of once-grand buildings, whose architecture reflects a combination of different influences. Highlights include the preserved marble and stone mosaic floors of the upper-class houses, as well as the basilica, the triumphal arch, and the Roman temple with an altar that still stands. Plan to visit Archaeological Site of Volubilis and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Meknes attractions using our Meknes vacation tool .
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  • Be sure to visit, if you hit this part of Morocco! Very interesting, it is necessary to take a guide, it is worth only about 15 euro
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  • a place certainly interesting that deserves more time than we have been granted. Good driving and everything very well kept, clean and controlled. The small museum, which also serves as an entrance, preserves interesting finds do not jump. If the excavations will be filming can become a site of remarkable importance since what you visit is only a fraction of what exists.
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  • Volubilis was major ancient city in area what is today Kingdom of Morocco. Historically, city`s first population was mix of Berber and Phoenician and later were replaced with Romans after Carthage los...  more »

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Meknes' walled medina, the historic district, boasts a huge number of "riads," traditional houses restored and reopened as cozy guesthouses. Visitors on a tight budget can look for basic hotels, youth hostels, and campsite options. Some upscale establishments with more luxurious amenities can also be found across town.
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