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Address: Tetouan, Morocco
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This historic town center is one of the most well-preserved in all of...

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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Nice, calm and clean

One of the nice cities to visit when at the north of morocco. I were invited by a friend in his apart at cabo negro, everything clean and calm with respectable people.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Adel N
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Manchester
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

If ever you get an opportunity to visit Tetouan you must enter the souk/medina, a national heritage site. As I own property close by my holidays are never complete without a visit. Remember to haggle, as a foreigner I would say reduce by 50%, Be mindful of locals engaging you in conversation, they will persuade you to visit their shops,... More 

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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

I took a trip to tetouan , about 45 minutes from tanger by taxi first stop was the Medina, I try to visit the medina in every city I go to, this one was fairly good , not the best but good, many bargains if you know how to haggle, then you can come away with a handful for very... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We went into the medina in September and didn't see another tourist. Even though I don't normally like being surrounded by other tourists, it did mean we stuck out like a sore thumb. We got targeted by some unsavoury types. I would warn people not to talk to anyone and follow anyone who comes up to you and tells you... More 

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1 Thank Hanna O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

One of the nice cities to visit when at the north of morocco. I were invited by a friend in his apart at cabo negro, everything clean and calm with respectable people.

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Thank Adel N
Stockholm, Sweden
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96 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Medina in Tetouan is very nice, small and calm also without hustlers and so. I liked to go there and look. The streets or rather gates were really small. Eveywhere were shops of course, the houses seemd to be untouched since years, white painted and clean. It seems also to have influence of Spainish architecture.

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2 Thank Khamlia
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Visited this area as part of a group tour. It was interesting. Don't recommend you go on your own. Didn't mind the different sites, but it was hard getting past the smell. Being American not used to seeing food slaughtered and prepped for you as you waited. So many cats all over the area. Watch where you walk! There were... More 

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1 Thank Rosemarie R
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a terrible place in a beautiful region. Avoid the city of Tetouan! The traffic is a mess, the medina terrible and nothing to see. Spend more time in the beautiful surounding areas instead like Chefchaouen and the Rif Mountains. We love the Northern Morocco but Tetuoan was a nightmare and should be avoided at all cist :-)

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4 Thank Per S
Marrakech, Morocco
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Medina of Tetouan is a world heritage site because of its architecture and its importance as a point of contact between the Spanish and Arabic civilizations. If you have time, get lost in its fantastic alleys. Otherwise, hire a guide and take a tour through this maze. Outside the medina there are also interesting buildings like the mesmerizing Royal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I love this city, and every summer we come here for a couple of weeks. It's beautiful, especially during the ramadan. Hundreds of people are walking through a maze of narrow streets. Many colours are seen there and everywhere you look there are people selling stuff like fruit, fish, moroccan delicacies and drinks. It's a must-see and I would recommend... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

came to medina of tetouan a couple of weeks ago,found it a very interesting place,the people in the medina were just setting up the market,fruit,veg ,bread meat etc it was interesting walking thru the maze of alleys but i honestly wouldnt want to get lost there.found all the dozens of starving cats and kittens in the medina upsetting!

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