Tetouan Travel Guide

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Tetouan Things to Do

  • The jewellers in kasbah.

    At kasbah in Medina there was this street with only jewellers. After walking through the vegetable market, meat and fish market and the berber market walking through here was quite a sight, awesome 18 karat gold in every store. And the bridal shops, they were exquisite.

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  • Ride on a camel in Morocco.

    The first stop in Morocco was for a camel ride. For 1 euro you could ride a camel for a couple of minutes. There were 2 camels there and the one I mounted was not happy about me being there. I couldn't wait to get off, my behind hurt and the camel refused to bow to let me get off. Having a bus-load of tourists mount 2 camels like this, one after...

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  • Visit a herb pharmacy.

    The first stop at the market was at a herb pharmacy. You were seated in the pharmacy and the pharmacist and his assistant introduced the products to you. The assistant showed us the products and wanted us to smell it. After smelling a few products I started feeling ill and declined smelling 10-20 more products. But there were some interesting...

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Tetouan Hotels

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  • Blanco Riad Hotel & Restaurant

    Zankat Zawiya Kadiria, 25, Tetouan, 93000, Morocco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Riad El Reducto

    Essaid Zanqat Zawya kadiriya No 38, Tetouan, Morocco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Club Med Yasmina

    B.P. 232 Cabo Negro, Tetouan, Morocco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Tetouan Restaurants

  • Pizza

    A nice place if you want some thing safe and predictable. I went there once for lunch and once for dinner. The sea food pizza was good as well as the salads. the portions are large and filling. It is very popular with families and kids esp. during the evenings. It was empty during lunch time. a large sea food pizza will cost 60 dh (less than 6...

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  • Nice cafe in town

    It is a cine trendy cafe where you can enjoy Ice cream, fresh juice or a sandwich. It is very popular with families and young people. The service is good as well as the food. It is very reasonably priced and not expensive at all.

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  • Quite good coffee

    I was looking a place to drink coffee and eat sth and I found it out near Place Hassan II - with tables outside on the street. Coffee with milk + fresh croissant.

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Tetouan Nightlife

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    by Venturingnow Written Oct 19, 2002

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    If you are going to have a nightlife in Morocco, you'll need to import some alcohol, preferably something strong, to keep down on it's packing size. I chose to buy a bottle of Vodka in Cueta, Spain, and then bring it over the border. Though the muslims don't believe in drinking, you can find alcohol in Morocco, though it's quite expensive, so importing is best.

    Travis sucking down my bottle of Vodka

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Tetouan Transportation

  • EuroFerry

    We got the Euroferry from Algicras to Ceuta. Which is a Spanish Alcave in Northern Morocco, then we got a coach to Tetouan. There are many ferries to Morocco departing from Algicras, Malaga, Sete, Gibraltar, Tafira and Italian ports. Algicras is the most common route with ferries operating all year from there.

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  • The ferry from Spain to Africa.

    Now this was a very beautiful ferry, something we hadn't expected so it came as a nice surprise. This ferry sails from the town of Algeciras in Spain across The Straits of Gibraltar, with a beautiful view of Rock Gibraltar, to Ceuta, which is one of two Spanish towns in Africa.The name of the ferry is Euroferrys Pacifica and the trip takes only 35...

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  • Getting to Tetouan

    There are local buses from Tangier local bus station that leave when full enough so that could be hourly or 2nd hourly - travelling with locals makes it an interesting ride. I would say sit on the left hand side as you get good views of the Rif mountains between this road and the Gibraltar Strait.There is also a daily bus, about 1030 am from...

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Tetouan Shopping

  • Haggle the Price down

    This was a very special treat in our stop at Tetouan. At first I thought it was just a museum, every carpet they show, you are allowed to buy. Morocco makes the 2nd nicest rugs after the Persian rugs, so these were pretty high quality. There was also a gift shop downstairs where you could buy things other than rugs. Well rugs are a main product....

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  • any store

    The tour I was on stopped at pre-determined stores and shops for special demonstrations and shows. The hand made crafts we were shown were wonderful and the amount of work it took to create and make those things surely justified the high price. But, c'mon!!! You're in Morroco: they inflate prices so you can bargain...it's part of the culture so...

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  • ~Flying carpets~

    My shopping tip is about carpets. We didnt buy one for reasons explained below. But I might next time. This tip is the same as my warnings tip (Just to save you reading it again, if you already have )........................... (~_~)Our Tour Guide took us to a local Shopping Centre which actually turned out to be a Very hard sell carpet shop.May...

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Tetouan Local Customs

  • Haggle the Price down

    It is considered rude if you do not haggle a price that they offer you. You must give them lower prices, and they will respect you for it. I think it is because if you don't haggle you don't spend time with them, you just want to get it over with, instead of taking your time and being friendly. But I'm not quite sure.

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  • Friendly guiding

    When I was walking in the medina only one Arab boy asked me in English whether I need a guide. When I answered him no, he said ok, no problem and went away.As I heard Tetouan long had a highly deserved reputation of being the least tourist friendly of all Moroccan cities despite its architectural charm. But just like in another important tourist...

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  • ~Bakers Dozen~

    I am not sure if this a custom in Morocco only, or many Arab or poorer countries.The dough for bread is made in the home, and then the dough is taken to the bakers, who then cooks the bread for them. Then the bread is picked up and taken home. Apparently this is a daily occurrance.

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Tetouan Warnings and Dangers

  • Touts

    Since my arrival in Tetouan I was harrassed at the CTM bus station for a place to stay by a Moroccan who was using a bad western langauge that I have not seen before in Morocco, then when I got rid of him and got up the hill into the main street I found I was being followed by another Moroccan who was trying to get commission from whatever hotel I...

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  • Faux Guide is a thing of the past

    Tetouan has a very bad reputation, may be it did deserve it in the past. But I don’t think it should have that reputation any more. The city is very safe and I did not encounter any hustler what so ever despite walking in the old Medina carrying my lonely planet or the rough guide and taking pictures so frequently, my actions were non event and did...

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  • "Sewage system" in medina

    There is no normal sewage system in the most of medina. All liquid rubbish flows in the middle of some streets. I have never seen such "sewage system" anywhere else in Morocco. So, my advice is to be extremely carefull about food sold in the street, better not to buy anything on the streets.

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Tetouan Tourist Traps

  • Freezing cold at night!

    When I was last travelling on my own through Tetouan and Chefchouen on my way down to meet my friend at Marrakech I did as I normally would and stayed at a budget place in the town centre for only 50 dirham.The place was clean and though without ensuite the water available was hot.I paid a guy to guide me around - well he hassled so much and seemed...

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  • Berber medicine shop

    got taken there by the faux guide i used to show me around the Tetouan medina - knew i was being charged too much but took their salesmen crap and paid some ridiculous prices anyway. You can learn some interesting info and tips for uses of stuff for your hair, scents, foot care etc but go with your gut instinct - the cheap looking terracotta heel...

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  • Stinking medina

    The medina was dirty, ugly, neglected and even stinking in some places. And all stores were closed when I visited Tetouan in the early morning. Keep your nose closed :-). Do not enter to medina or do it not so early morning as me, probably it's more clean later.

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Tetouan What to Pack

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    by freya_heaven Updated Jan 15, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Naively I thought Morocco = Warm. But not in January (stupid me , I know). It was freezing, especially at night. So if your visiting this time of year wrap up well.

    Miscellaneous: Hard sell and Hustler Repellent Spray, and a sense of humour! (~_~)

    Tetouen Street Scene

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Tetouan Off The Beaten Path

  • Ride a camel

    Off the highway in once you get into Morocco coming from Ceuta to Tetouan, there is a stop where you can ride a camel for a little price. It was very cool.

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  • Faux Tourguides: Where and When They CAN...

    Although people are generally advised to steer clear of these unemployed faux guides, they can prove useful for quick excursions, especially if you're arriving in Ceuta by ferry. The ferry station in Ceuta is where these faux guides tend to hang out. The ferry station is about a 5 minute taxi drive from the border, where you must cross by foot, and...

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  • ~Al Beb~

    Loosing the crowds for a while, and wandering off alone, through the narrow passage ways and streets. Is a wonderful way of exploring. Its very easy to get lost, but we found the people more than helpful to get you back on the right track. Al Beb means the door.

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Tetouan Sports & Outdoors

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    by freya_heaven Updated Jan 15, 2005

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    Jogging or at the very least speed walking, really helps to get away from the hawkers who will follow you around endlessly, not matter how many times you politely say "No Thankyou".........................

    Equipment: Comfortable shoes for quick getaways also many of the paths and streets are not in great condition.

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Tetouan Favorites

  • The Weather in Tetouan

    Check it before you go:- www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/MOXX0010- weather.yahoo.com/forecast/MOXX0010.htmlHow to transform from Fahrenheit to Celsius? Deduct 32, divide by 9 and multiply by 5.Example: 85 Fahrenheit, minus 32 = 53, divided by 9 = 5,89 by 5 = 29,4 Celsius.

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  • General Info

    Tourism Office30, Avenue Mohamed VBP 62- Tel.: (+212) 39 96 19 15/14* Some websites:- www.tourismetangertetouan.com- www.estrechodegibraltar.com/tetuan.htm

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  • First donkeys in Morocco :-)

    I was walking and looking around - both in the medina and in the new city (Ville Noueavu). Everything looks different, especially in the medina... But, my foundest memory are these donkeys on my picture. They were used as beasts of draught. Sometimes you can see locals riding a donkey and not exclusively in a countryside but in towns and cities...

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Tetouan's Unique Medina-- A MUST SEE
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The outdoor market in Medina.
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Visit a Moroccoan restaurant.
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A visit to the rug salesmen.
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The cats in kasbah.
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Towers
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Old Medina
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The Museum, Pre-Historic Morocco
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The Museum, Mosaics
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The Medina Kasabah
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Northern Kasbah
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Synegouge
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Mosque and tomb of Sidi Assaidi
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The Museum I
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Bus Station and grand taxi station.
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Getting to and around Tetouan
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Place Hassan II
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The Medina
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Unique hispanic feel Unesco Heritage medina
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Take a bus, walk or grande taxi to the beach
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Baggage storage at the local bus station
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Archeology museum
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Local markets
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Map of Tetouan

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