Volubilis

The archeological site of Volubilis, 20 km from Meknès near Fez and Rabat, is one of Morocco’s most popular tourism destinations. This ancient city distinguished by Roman and African influences played a key role n the formation of the truly remarkable country of Morocco. It was here that Moulay Idriss created the First Empire and the amazing quality of the remains of this time and the Mosaics of Volubilis explain why the site is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Travel Site.

Inhabited since the Neolith era, the city origins can be traced to the 3rd century BC when it was built during Carthaginian rule. In the 2nd century BC, the city came under Moorish rule, and became the Royal Residence of the country. Annexed by Rome, the city underwent important development thanks to the development of farming techniques used to harvest wheat and olives. The ancient remains of bakeries and oil mills attest to the success of this development. A strong wall protected the city and many monuments triumphal arches, and the Chapel of Venus reside here.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, the city became independent of foreign rule and Volubilis continued to grow and prosper. The Arabs conquered Volubilis in the 7th century and Idris, founder of the First Empire, settled in this large urban center, before choosing Fez as capital.

Volubilis is a city known for its historical and archeological significance that attracts archeologists eager to discover more clues to its ancient history.

In Volubilis, official guides await you at the city’s entrance to share with you the current progress of research in this city rich in history. Because the site offers very little shade it is best to visit in the early morning or late afternoon.

The archeological site of Volubilis, 20 km from Meknès near Fez and Rabat, is one of Morocco’s most popular tourism destinations. This ancient city distinguished by Roman and African influences played a key role n the formation of the truly remarkable country of Morocco. It was here that Moulay Idriss created the First Empire and the amazing quality of the remains of this time and the Mosaics of Volubilis explain why the site is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Travel Site.

Inhabited since the Neolith era, the city origins can be traced to the 3rd century BC when it was built during Carthaginian rule. In the 2nd century BC, the city came under Moorish rule, and became the Royal Residence of the country. Annexed by Rome, the city underwent important development thanks to the development of farming techniques used to harvest wheat and olives. The ancient remains of bakeries and oil mills attest to the success of this development. A strong wall protected the city and many monuments triumphal arches, and the Chapel of Venus reside here.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, the city became independent of foreign rule and Volubilis continued to grow and prosper. The Arabs conquered Volubilis in the 7th century and Idris, founder of the First Empire, settled in this large urban center, before choosing Fez as capital.

Volubilis is a city known for its historical and archeological significance that attracts archeologists eager to discover more clues to its ancient history.

In Volubilis, official guides await you at the city’s entrance to share with you the current progress of research in this city rich in history. Because the site offers very little shade it is best to visit in the early morning or late afternoon.