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Address: Tetouan, Morocco

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
Tucson, Arizona
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Morocco has only 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites listed at this time, but this Medina is one of them. I generally find that UNESCO sites are really worth a look and was not disappointed this time either. What's interesting is that it seems to feature far less in guidebooks and tours than the other medinas listed (Marrakesh, Fez and Essaouira)... More 

Thank nikasul
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The medina of tetouan is a place to get lost (very easy to get lost there!) and enjoy the vibes and authentic taste of Tetouan. Forget your prejudices, the medina is a safe place, even in the night and if your group is only women. But for a perfect experience, ask for Abdul at the Riad Khmisa, he will guide... More 

Thank Aferpo83
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

A busy working medina with barely another tourist in sight. The many shoppers are locals, so genuine goods are on offer. Easy and interesting to negotiate with each area having a unique attraction. If you should get lost, the four decorative towers at the entrance to the central royal palace are visible from most areas to head back to. Highly... More 

Thank Gal_from_Malaga
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Read a review somewhere that said the medina is not that great. Its pretty functional around the edges but climb up into the old medina and realise why its a world heritage site. Once you get to the top you hit the muslim cemetery which is vast and an amazing sight. Climb higher and you get a fantastic view of... More 

Thank Mick L
Michigan City, Indiana
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369 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Wow! Starting with the Jewish district, the medina of Tetouan is intriguing, captivating, and an experience of life for local people. You can take your bread to be baked, go to someone to sew your clothes, cut your hair, and buy all sorts of household goods, personal items, and food of all kinds. This is a fascinating and educational place.... More 

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Carcassonne, France
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262 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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.

Thank Sheri L
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456 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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241 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,201 helpful votes
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 

6 Thank Berichthier214
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107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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