Day Trip to Volubilis, Morocco

Written April 4, 2013

Early April it is no surprise that we encountered turbulent skies for our day trip out to Volubilis, the most important Roman ruin in Morocco dating from the 2-3 century AD. The 30 kilometer drive from Meknes is easy and reasonably well signed.

While the site itself is not that spectacular, having been leveled in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, the setting in early spring is phenomenal. As green as green gets with wild flowers blooming around the ancient stones and views across the cultivated valleys. Who knew olive trees and century plants grew in such lush conditions? A series of squalls passing through just added to the drama. Aside from the scenery the site also has some impressive original mosaics.

Drive to Volubilis - rains over the valley

Drive to Volubilis – rains over the valley

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Moulay Idriss

Moulay Idriss

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olive mill

olive mill

Back in Meknes - Place el-Hedim

Back in Meknes – Place el-Hedim

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2 Responses to Day Trip to Volubilis, Morocco

  1. Saajida says:

    beautiful!

  2. Pingback: Fes to Chefchaouen, Morocco | Cooking in Tongues

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