Drive 40 minutes east of Tangier to one of the most interesting cities of the north. Tetouan was built by the merinides in the 14th century, destroyed by the Spanish in 1399. Reconstruction by the Moorish & Jews refugees from Granada began in 1492 Tetouan become the capital of the Spanish protectorate zone in north of morocco in 1913. We visit the large and interesting medina (old town) with its medieval Moorish- Andalusian architecture to the archaeological museum which exhibits Stone Age tools, Carthaginian ceramics and roman status and mosaics. on to the Jewish quarter in the old town which still surrounded by walls, attractive plazas with ornate tiled fountains colorful markets, and busy lanes where craftsmen can be seen on their work process among them, carpenters, gold and silversmiths, cobblers, dyers, tailors, and many others.. The tout ends at Bab el Okla. museum of Moroccan arts & crafts. Return to tangier lunch in a traditional Moroccan restaurant.
In the afternoon visit of Tangier, the white city, with its medina, the old Arab town containing two pictures: the grand socco and the petit socco (the Spanish word for ‘souk’).
Tangier is also known for the Mendoubia gardens, with their eight-hundred-year-old tree, the sidi bouabid mosque, it is minaret decorated with multi-hued faiences dominating the medina, the Kasbah square with is portico of white marble columns, and the great mechouar where the pashas were once gave audience. The status of international free zone which the city enjoyed for a number of years added to tangier’s celebrity status, and it has since become an obligatory stop-off for any tourist in the search of the real morocco.
End the tour with free time for shopping souvenirs.
■ Discover Tetouan ‘the Daughter of Granada’
■ Gain a real insight into typical Moroccan everyday life
■ Discover the point where the modern City Meets the Old
■ Visit the Mendoubia Gardens
Discover Tetouan, the gem of the Rif Mountains, and one of the most typical and beautiful towns in Morocco.
Upon arrival in Tetouan, begin with a walking tour through the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through the Jewish quarter, past the Royal Palace and Souks before arriving at the Bab Okla Museum of Moroccan arts and crafts. After stopping for refreshments, you briefly visit the Church for an outside visit before exploring the Archaeological Museum, which was built in 1943. This museum presents the Moroccan pre historic and pre Islamic sites from the Northern Region of Morocco. Arriving back in Tangier, enjoy a traditional Moroccan Lunch, before visiting the little Socco, Saint Andrews church, before arriving at the Mendoubia Gardens for some time at leisure to explore. Your tour will