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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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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

Reviewed 23 September 2016
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Winnipeg, Canada
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97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a tour with Flandera Tours. This was our first stop after we cleared customs through Ceuta. Our tour guide Abdoul was wonderful as was the other gentlemen Mohammad and Mohammad who made sure we didn't get lost in the Medina. Lunch was a typical Moroccan dish and was delicious. Lots of history here and worthwhile taking a tour... More 

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Blackburn
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235 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a trip from our cruise ship when it called in Tangier. As this was a world heritage site we expected something special but having visited both Marrakesh and Fez previously we found this a little disappointing. Fez was much more interesting and seemed to have much more character. The good point was our visit to a school... More 

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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
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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 

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Thank nikasul
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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 

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Malaga
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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376 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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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273 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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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Thank Sheri L
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466 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
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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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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