Volubilis is a partially excavated site of Roman ruins located near Moulay Idriss.

It grew rapidly under Roman rule from the 1st century AD. The town grew with the growth of its main industry, olives and olive oil, resulting in the construction of many beautiful townhouses with large mosaic floors.

In the 2nd century, the city expanded further with the addition of important public buildings such as a basilica and a triumphal arch.

The city was conquered by local tribes in the 3rd century and remained in use for the next 700 years. The ruins were devastated by an earthquake in the 18th century. The restoration began during the period of French rule in Morocco.

It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as “an exceptionally well-preserved example of a great Roman colonial city on the fringes of the Empire”.