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Medina of Tetouan

Tetouan, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Tetouan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
Description: This historic town center is one of the most well-preserved in all of Morocco, exhibiting vital Islamic and Andalusian architectural detail.
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Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A unique place to see, especially during the Ramadán. Get los ti side to really apreciaste is beautiful and is diversa historical buildings. People are very nice and will help you.

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I recommend to everybody. It's like a travel in time. Something else and absolutely amazing. I recommend to everybody that likes experience other cultures.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

yeah my city, of course where i was born, its mix between spanish culture,amazigh and arab culture i love it. great places to visit, as medina is a prat of unisco, beaches....

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Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Visited this medina in July 2012 on a day trip from Spain. The medina was very interesting as well as it was to people watch. There were no other landmarks. This was the major attraction of Tetouan. Would highly recommend to get a taste of Morocco.

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Brussels, Belgium
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Have a local person guide you through the narrow streets filled with locals selling fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, meat and used stuff.

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Leuven, Belgium
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I walked through the center on a market day. Needless to say the atmosphere is typically Moroccan; everyone bargaining for their food and clothes. Not that many tourists visit here so you can get yourself a djalaba or some cashew nuts at reasonable prices; and service with a smile. You can find some magnificent original Spanish doors around the center... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

I have writing reviews for TripAdvisor for quite sometime now, however I seem to have missed recommending this little gem tucked away in the north of Morocco. This is not your resort city a la Ibiza, but it offers you the three big S's sea, sand and s-ky, oh yes that's available too, all at moderate prices. You won't find... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Amazing little town, full of all the traditional products. Everyone is always kind here, and speak a bit of Spanish and also a bit of English ( occasionally!). The streets are very small, and disorientating, which is fun, although I would advise to get a guide - we had one, who was around Marina Smir, where we had come in... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Absolutely superb! Full of colours, smell of spices and friendly people. It can be a shock for someone who has not visited a medina before but it is great to visit the maze of narrow streets and the village-like atmosphere. You can learn some arabic by listening to the locals but if you know Spanish you won't have any problem... More

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Tetouan, Morocco
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I do not know what to tell you about the medina of Tetouan for not to sound too topic. The best thing is to enter without fear, and without a pocket guide on your hand: it is not useful. People in general is kind. There are three or four people who probably ask you for visiting a shop: just ignore... More

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