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by barryg23

The Roman ruins at Volubilis are a popular day-trip from Meknes and many people combine a visit to the ruins with a trip to the nearby town of Moulay Idriss. Volubilis is about 32 km from Meknes and the ruins are 1km west of the N13 road to Sidi Kacem. There are frequent Grand Taxis and buses to Volubilis from Meknes.

Volubilis was one of the most remote outposts of the Roman Empire and the ruins here are amongst the best preserved and definitely the best known in Morocco. It costs 10 Dh per person to visit the ruins though hiring a guide costs extra. The ruins are spread out over a large area so you?ll need about 2 hours to see everything. There are a couple of cafes and a hotel near the ruins though it?s a better idea to bring a picnic or have lunch in Moulay Idriss.

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  • Updated May 13, 2007
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