The tourist city of Tetouan

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Tourist city of Tetouan

Tetouan is one of the ancient Moroccan cities, dubbed the “White Dove” because of the white Dove statue in its heart. And its neighborhoods are characterized by Andalusian character, which is located in a rural area on the Mediterranean coast, called the Great Countryside, in the area between the highlands of Jabal Al-Darsa and the Rif mountain chain.

The city of Tetouan preserved the Andalusian civilization, which is still thriving, in addition to its permanent adaptation to the cultural tributaries that come to it continuously, which distinguished the city and enriched its ancient history. Because Tetouan is considered one of the most important tourist cities in Morocco and the world as a result of its ancient civilization and eternal heritage, it is necessary to go a little deeper in this history, which has made it a beacon to attract tourists.

A glimpse of the history of the city of Tetouan

Tetouan is celebrated with a long history with a long history. To the west of it was a Roman city called (Tamouda). Excavations showed traces of the city dating back to the third century BC, which were destroyed in forty AD because of the events that occurred as a result of the Edmund Revolution, which are still witnesses The walls of the Roman fortress in which I reside are present to this day.

The city was called (Tetouan) – according to – in the eleventh century AD, and the city was rebuilt as a fortified fort in the year three hundred and seven hundred AD (early 14th century), and the goal of rebuilding it was to make it a starting point for the liberation of the city of Ceuta, but The Spanish King (Henry III) in the year one thousand three hundred and ninety-nine destroyed the city from the end of it.

The beginning of the modern history of the city was in the late fifteenth century AD, that is, during the fall of the city of Granada, the last stronghold of Muslims in Andalusia by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel, where thousands of Muslims, and Jews in the north of Morocco in general, came from Andalusia, and on the ruins of the destroyed city Tetouan started construction and growth, as it witnessed prosperity in various fields, after which it turned into a center for receiving and embracing Andalusian civilization, and the city’s port turned into one of the most important ports in the countries of Morocco.

The most important tourist attractions in the city

  • Al-Mallah neighborhood: This neighborhood was once for the Jews, but at the present time it is considered a place for tourists from all over the world.
  • Archeology Museum: In this museum displays the antiquities, the ancient evidence in the city in the pre-Islamic period, and the Islamic conquests of the country, and the archaeological pieces that reveal the way of life in the city during that period.
  • The Great Mosque: This mosque, which was built in the fifteenth century AD, is considered one of the most important attractions for tourists in the city, and it is located near the Jewish Quarter (Al-Mallah neighborhood).
  • The Church of the rubber prison: This church is located under the ground. It is one of the most important historical monuments in the city. This church was a place of worship for Christian prisoners in the sixteenth century AD.
  • Kasbah of Sidi El-Manzari: This Kasbah is located to the north of the city of Tetouan, and it was a place to monitor the commercial corridors and all external movements. This Kasbah was built in the fifteenth century AD.
  • The watering of Bab Al-Uqla: This watering is located in Bab Al-Uqla in the old city of Tetouan, and it is one of the most beautiful public waterfalls in the city, characterized by its decoration that relies on (Zelig), and is a destination for many tourists from all over the world.
  • The Kasbah Mosque: It is called the (Al-Manzari Mosque), and it is one of the oldest mosques in the city.
  • Tomb of Sidi Abdel-Qader Al-Tabin: This shrine is a Mecca for those seeking spiritual tourism from all parts of the world, and this shrine is the shrine of the city builder in one thousand one hundred and seventy (the twelfth century AD) during the period of the rule of the Almohad state.

Tourist city of Tetouan

The ancient city of Tetouan was registered in the year ninety-nine and ninety-seven in the list of world heritage approved by UNESCO; for the unique aesthetic that characterizes the city, due to the dazzling mixture in the Moroccan spirit with the Andalusian civilization represented by its architecture, arts in general, and the city is distinguished from its effects External engineering.

The coast of the ancient tourist city embraces a group of the finest and most beautiful resorts on the Mediterranean coast, among which are:
Capella, Cabo Negro, Restnica, Marina Samir, Tamuda Bay, and others. These sites have attracted thousands of tourists from all over the world, in addition to attracting a number of celebrities, and the wealthy.


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