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Beautiful Chellah

Necropolis and Roman Ruins

sunny 80 °F

After posting pictures of the house I living in...I don't know if I need to do much more convincing about the beauty of Rabat. However, we recently took a side trip to Chellah, which is only about 10 minutes from our house and I couldn't help but fall in love with this city even more.
It is filled with overgrown palms, bamboo, banana, and fig trees. There was a city here for 1,000 years before it fell to ruin. Today the ruins are toured daily while visitors view the gorgeous gardens as well as various mausoleums, the minaret, and even the nesting storks.

An interesting fact is that at the furthest edge of Chellah, there is a dark pond populated with eels. It is said that women seeking a cure for infertility will buy an egg, peel it, and throw the white into the water as they watch the phallic eels come up for a taste.

It goes without saying...I neither had eggs this day, nor visited the pond. :)

Posted by chasethis 13:24 Archived in Morocco Tagged tourist_sites

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