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About Chellah, Rabat

The Chellah (Berber: Calla or Sla; Arabic: شالة‎, translit. Shillah‎), is a medieval fortified Muslim necropolis located in the metro area of Rabat, Morocco, on the south (left) side of the Bou Regreg estuary. The Phoenicians established a trading emporium at the site and called it "Sala". This was later the site of the ancient Roman colony of "Sala Colonia", in the Roman province of Mauretania Tingitana. Salā was the name given to the city founded by the Muslim conquerors of North Africa, which was mostly abandoned during the Almohad era, then rebuilt by the Marinids in the 13th century. The ruins of their medieval fortress are still extant.The Berber Almohads used the site as a royal burial ground. The Marinids made the site a holy necropolis, or chellah, and built a complex that included mosque, minaret, and royal tombs. The tall minaret of the now-ruined mosque was built of stone and zellige tilework, and still stands. Contrary to legend, the corsairs of Salé did not actually operate out of Salé (called "Old Salé"), but out of the city that would later become known as Rabat, ("New Salé") on the south (left) bank of the Bou Regreg.

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On your visit to Rabat, consider visiting Chellah. Missed by most of the visitors, Chellah is unique in its own way.

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  • Nice place but info is very bad. Lots of history not taken care of. You can see it but no written info. Just like : here is a 4 meter pillar. Mmmm sad to see places like that. Nice garden to walk in.

  • If you're a history buff, you'll go nuts. Beware of the helpful, friendly guides. They're going to sack you for cash. That aside, the place is literally awesome.

  • A place definatley worth checking out. An archaeological site that must be seen. Enjoy

  • Amazing place. if in Rabat you need to visit

  • Great historic spot! Very well maintained and explained. Moroccans can enter for free on Fridays.

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