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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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User friendly medina

The Medina of Tetouan is manageable and you won't get totally lost in it. If you love cats, you will love this medina, as there are hundreds of cats of all colors, sizes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Medina of Tetouan is manageable and you won't get totally lost in it. If you love cats, you will love this medina, as there are hundreds of cats of all colors, sizes and ages. The shop owners were not aggressive, which was refreshing.

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Buren, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jews lived here and thrived in the Medina. The Spanish made it their capital during the protectorate and it was the diplomatic capital of Morocco in the 18th century. It more or less is an Andalusian enclave within Morocco. And a very well preserved one. The UNESCO recognized this and gave it a WHS status as well. It's a... More 

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104 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

The medina of Tetouan is one of the smallest medinas in Morocco and is one of the few cities that have been relatively untouched by the outside world over the centuries. There are over 321, 000 inhabitants currently living in the medina. Tetouan has been well preserved and is considered one of the best examples of historical towns from the... More 

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Tangier, Morocco
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

It is a very good place to mingle with the locals and view one of the past Spanish Colonies.The city has an Andalusian style, the people are kind, and there are many restaurants and shops where you can find cheap stuff.

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Costa Rica
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Authentic medina, this is for the real Morocco lovers. During the 2 days I was in Tetouan I only spotted 5-6 tourists, wonderful! No hassle here as in Fez or Marrakech. Neither million of same souvenirs. This is the real life. So much to explore, seems there are 7 gates (babs) Only discovered yet 3 of them, will return, that's... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This was a nice visit. You get to enjoy an authentic Medina without the hassle of Fez and Marrakech. The shop keepers were very friendly and didn't apply the pressure of other Medinas. Everything you want to see, except a large tannery, is here.

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2 Thank Pruguy
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A small but fully functioning Medina. We toured the north of morocco before heading to Fes and Marrakech, a route I highly recommend it. This Medina is a beautiful sampler of things to come but may be old hat I'd you are coming from Fes. Recommend either way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We arrived in Tetouan from Ceuta, and met our guide before even stepping out of the taxi. His name was Khalid and he was a disarming and pleasant man. He guided us through the maze of streets with great patience. He took us to see all the different areas of the medina and we saw stalls of every possible kind.... More 

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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