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.
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This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair.
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 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).
The medina of Tetouan is world heritage from UNESCO and deserve a couple of hours to visit. First issue is the GUIDES. In low season they do a lot of pressure trying to gain some money because there are no tourists. In my opinion guide is not necessary but if you need to go in a more detailed visit it can compensate. They ask for 300 dH (around 30 USD). The prices for tourists are higher than in other towns (Tangier, Ksar Sgher, for example). I took a very good meal inside the medina and it was cheap. Don’t go by recommendation of guides, they have “hidden” prices and you will be surprised with the final bill. The Medina have 7 entrances I recommend the entrance near the King Palace. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Islamic Cemetery.
An ancient city with a collection of many small shops, all of which you can buy from gifts, souvenirs and clothes. It has many old but still occupied houses. It also features some archeological sites.