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“Fills the senses”
Review of Medina of Tetouan

Medina of Tetouan
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Tetouan
Certificate of Excellence
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Owner description: This historic town center is one of the most well-preserved in all of Morocco, exhibiting vital Islamic and Andalusian architectural detail.
Reviewed 5 July 2012

A maze of excitement. Pastries, cheese, live chickens, brassieres, robes, restaurants, snake charmers, mosques, fruits, rugs, palaces. I wish I new the name of the restaurant, I ate at ... It was very good and most beautiful.

1  Thank barkus1968
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

We visited on a day when the King was visiting so many areas were closed off, but we loved the relaxed atmosphere and looking around the many shops.

1  Thank aitbu
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Pedestrian only and easy to get lost in. I always enjoyed a walk through the medina. Try to enter from the vegetable markets near archelogical museum as opposed to near the palace. I always found that area more interesting.

1  Thank 97markd
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Did like the way people are still living in a community. Did not like the continous atempts of tourist guide to get into some specific stores and push for sales.

3  Thank Alpalhao
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

Let me start with bad news first: There are so many touts here, you'd do well to practice this phrase: "Blesch" which means something like "no need." It's a polite way to decline. Remember not to be rude, but to be firm, which can be a difficult line to toe. Just try to keep a smile on your face, but a firm voice and dismissive body language. Do not let anyone offer to show you to a place or take you anywhere, as they'll likely demand money. Moreover, you'll have to pay them or someone to take you out of the medina, as you'll likely be lost once they "deliver you" to your "destination."

That said, please do go into this medina. Keep an eye out for the path you took in, and note landmarks as you turn, so you can find your way back out again. But you'll find everything from leather goods to jewelry, pottery to vegetables, daily home goods to exotic Moroccan crafts. The great thing about this medina is that you'll likely find a fair price (be willing to negotiate, and, again, remember to keep that smile), there is a tremendous variety of authentic handmade goods, and it's a place where there's practically no distinction between "tourist shops" and "local stores." They're one and the same. Be sure to try out some "zaza," the local "smoothie" (it's awesome!), which you'll have an opportunity to buy whenever you see a blender on a countertop.

Most of all, it's just an awesome, authentic, and exhilirating place to photograph, explore, experience, and remember!

10  Thank NoMasMoss
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