Day trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis
With “Morocco View Travel”, you will discover one of the oldest ruins in all of Morocco, called Volubilis, near the city of Meknes. Therefore, this day trip from Fez offers the opportunity to step back in time to stroll through the fascinating Roman remains found there. It sits on a large area with ancient streets, pillars and clearly visible mosaics; the eye of the mind can reconstruct this ancient metropolis.
Itinerary: Day trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis
Just a short drive from Fes is the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. A UNESCO world heritage site covering 40 hectares; They are the best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. The Romans began building the city of Volubilis around AD 40, with the aim of maintaining control of this region of North Africa. Development accelerated rapidly in the 2nd and 3rd centuries when the Romans began growing cereals. The Triumphal Arch, built-in 217 in honor of the Roman Emperor Caracalla and his mother, originally housed a bronze chariot on its ancient stones and was rebuilt in 1933. Wonderfully preserved mosaics of bright colors can still be seen, almost all depicting scenes mythological. . Remains of palaces, thermal baths, basilicas, and spectacular mosaics transport you to a time 2000 years ago. A few kilometers from Volubilis is the holy city of Moulay Idriss. It is here that Moulay Idriss I, a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, arrived in 789 bringing with him the religion of Islam.