Duration: 4 Hours/7 hours
Architecture in Tetouan is a harmonious and fascinating blend of Arabic and Spanish styles, reflecting the town’s bicultural ancestry. Although Spanish is now rarely heard in Tetouan, the Spanish culture still plays a significant part in the life of the city. Andalusian music has remained dominant and trade with Ceuta, the Spanish enclave that is only about 25 miles away, keeps alive the historic links between the Arabic and Spanish culture.
Archaeological Museum of Tetouan
Houses a large collection of mosaics and other items that have been discovered in the course of excavations at the many ancient sites of northern Morocco. One of the rooms is devoted to a collection of coins, bronzes and pottery dating from the 1st century AD and various sculpted figures.
Lies inside a fortified wall with no fewer than seven decorated gates. Facing toward the Medina, Bab El Oqla, the old town’s eastern gate, looks onto the Museum of Moroccan Arts, whose well-maintained collections of regional costumes, and musical instruments are a further reminder of Tetouan’sAndalusian origins.
The Craftsmen of Tetouan
The TerrafinStreets, is lined with an interesting variety of workshops and opens onto an intricate maze of narrow streets and Souks. In the old town, craftsmen are grouped together according to their trade, with tanners, carpenters, leather-workers and tailors making djellabas (traditional dress).
This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.