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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 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
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Carcassonne, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Some pretty parts but thronged with people including those that insist on being your guides and won't go away even if you ignore them. We were thoroughly hassled in Tetouan - worse than Marrakech where they will go away but Tetouan seems to see fewer visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

After I've visited the medina of Tangier, this allows you to comprehend the difference between a tourist place and one that still is not. This despite Tetuàn is now an Unesco heritage site. Indeed, as many travelers have noted, in the narrow streets of this medina, very little monumental, you have continually to confront with the local population (70,000 are... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 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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