The Archaeological site of Chellah
On the left bank of the Bouregreg, sits the elegant silhouette of the Chellah. Occupied since the highest antiquity (7th and 5th centuries BC), this site is mentioned by Roman authors under the name of Sala. Excavations have revealed traces of this past grandeur, materialized by the remains of temples, thermal baths, a basilica or even a forum or a capitol. On the ruins of this ancient city, the Merinids came to build, at the end of the 13th century, a necropolis surrounded by imposing ramparts which still give the Chellah all its splendor today. The site having been abandoned in the 18th century, nature has regained its rights there, spontaneously transforming the place into an enchanting garden adorned with orange trees and wild plants from which emerge here and there white domes, burials of holy men. The recent restoration of Chellah has restored all its splendor.