Tetouan, the white dove

“There is no substitute for experience”

(Arabian proverb)

 

Tetouan, located in the northern Morocco, Its history and culture is linked to ours from the moment that Moorish and Sephardi Jews expelled from Granada began to settle in the city in the late fifteenth century. In 1913 it was chosen as the Capital of the Spanish Protectorate in northern Morocco and in the subsequent decades the city experienced a major urban transformation, acquiring and developing an aspect very similar to other Spanish cities of its time,which it is currently known as the Spanish District.

Its Medina is one of the smallest in the country, at the same time, one of the most authentic. It is surrounded by a wall that retains seven of its doors and its original labyrinthine layout with narrow alleys, parapet walks and tunnels. It is a highly populated medina that keeps alive the spirit and traditional ways of life of the past that are still used by its inhabitants: craft workshops, mosques, zaouias, ovens, schools, baths, fountains, fonduks, shops, etc. That is why it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. (See video).

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