Tetouan – The White Dove
Discover charming Tetouan – a city in harmony with Arabic and Spanish influences. The architecture in Tetouan is a harmonious and fascinating blend of Arabic and Spanish styles, reflecting the town’s bicultural ancestry. Although Spanish is now rarely heard in Tetouan, the Spanish culture still plays a significant part in the life of the city. Andalusian music has remained dominant and trade with Ceuta, the Spanish enclave that is only about 25 miles away, keeps alive the historic links between the Arabic and Spanish culture.
Your visit starts with the main gate of the Royal Palace at Place Hassan II, together with some of the Spanish colonial architecture seen in the new town outside the medina around the Place Moulay El Mehdi (which lies just outside the world heritage property). Stroll around town to admire its little white homes representing a mix of Arab and Andalusian cultures, surrounded by lush vegetation. You can wander through the narrow streets of the old medina and souks, discovering all the hidden corners. Stop at a traditional teahouse to enjoy a refreshing glass of mint tea and Moroccan pastries. Conclude your visit of the Medina by an exit from one of its seven decorated gates Bab El Akla, the old town eastern gate looking onto the Museum of Moroccan Arts or Artisan School, where traditional art and craft skills are being kept alive and where the artisans are working on wood painting, embroidery, mosaics, copper, leather, stucco or inlaid wood with the same expertise as their ancestors four centuries ago.
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Duration: 5 hours
Price: 79 USD