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Tetouan



Tetouan
Introduction

1. Around the medina

2. Medina kids

3. Mellah

4. Grand Mosque

5. Tiny markets

6. Place de l'Oussa

7. Gates of protection

8. Museum of Arts

9. Place Hassan & palace

10. The Spanish city

11. Climb up the hill

12. The kasbah

13. The mountains

Practicalities




















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TETOUAN
Gates through the protection


Tetouan, Morocco

Babu l-Okla which is facing in eastern direction, is one of the busiest gates to the medina of Tetouan, and definately the nicest one. When you enter the medina through Babu l-Okla, there is only 50 metre walk to the Museum of Arts.


Tetouan has several nice gates in the city walls, 8 major ones are still standing. One of them, the Bab er-Rouah now stands alone after its surrounding wall has been sacrificed to expansion.
The easternmost, the Bab el-Okla, is among the busiest as well as the nicest of the eight. It is also the oldest standing city gate, and its imminent quarter was traditionally the richest in Tetouan; look out for the fine 19th century mansions here. Alos, right in from the Okla, is the interesting Museum of Arts.


Tetouan, Morocco




By Tore Kjeilen