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How to visit Volubilis, Mulay Idris and Meknes from Fez

If you are thinking of traveling to Morocco and want to make a stop in the city of Fez, I recommend that you add one more day to visit Volubilis, Mulay Idrís and Meknes.

You have several options to visit these three locations, although the most comfortable option is to take an organized tour from Fez.

In this post I talk about how to visit Volubilis, Mulay Idrís and Meknes from Fez and what you will see on the organized excursion.

Volubilis, Mulay Idrís y Meknes



IIt is a city in Morocco that takes its name from the Berber tribe that founded it under the name of Meknassi.

This is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco and there are many essential places to see in Meknes: the Adgal Pond, the Mausoleum of Mulay Ismail, the gates of Bab El Mansur, the Bab El-Jemis and Bab Berdain, the Medersa Bou Inania, the medina, the Moroccan art museum…

Volubilis, Mulay Idrís y Meknes


Volubilis is an ancient Roman city where the most important archaeological remains of Morocco are found.

If you decide to do the tour that I have detailed before, the good thing is that you go with a Spanish-speaking guide, and he will explain more about this place. The whole area is beautiful and very well maintained.

The archaeological site began to be excavated by the French in 1915.

The site, which occupies some 20 hectares and although it has only been half excavated, contains countless archaeological remains and monuments.

Mulay Idris

Mulay Idrís houses the sanctuary of the founder of the Idrisí Dynasty, Idrís I, where pilgrims meet annually. Contrary to what one might think due to the title of holy city, there is no religious pressure on tourists, only non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the sanctuary.

It is a beautiful city, like a fairy tale, on top of a hill, with its white houses and green roofs. If you take the opportunity to book the tour, you will not only be able to walk its streets and get to know its small medina, but also enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the town with the mountains in the background.

Volubilis, Mulay Idrís y Meknes


I hope you really enjoy your trip to Fez and that this article has been useful to you. You can continue reading many more related articles on the blog.

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