Free Tour charms and history of the Medina of Tetouan

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Jalal
Quality Verified Registered on April 11, 2022

Hello, my name is Jalal and I am an official guide in Tetouan. I was born in this beautiful city that I am in love with and for me it is an honor to be able to show it to visitors. I consider myself an open-minded person and I like interacting with people from all types of cultures and countries. Thanks to having lived many years in Spain, I will be able to offer you other perspectives on the life and customs of the country and you will also be able to ask me questions without any reservations. The guides who sometimes accompany me, or do this tour when I am busy, are my great friends, Hassan, Khalid and Mohamed. They are the best local representatives, born and raised here and with a long and extensive experience as local guides, a real luxury. For all these reasons, I would love to be your guide in my city so that you can get to know it in depth, I assure you that you will have an unforgettable experience and it will be a place you will want to return to,

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Tour description

Free tour of the Medina of Tetuán (La Blanca Paloma).
Tetouan, the most Andalusian city in Morocco, with its Medina declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1997 , in it we can feel the ancient presence of Spanish, Portuguese, French and Jewish colonies that, with this fact, indelibly marked the history of the city. in its smallest details. Tetouan, an Andalusian city , managed to harmoniously integrate elements of various cultures that coexisted for centuries.

An exciting tour where we go back to past eras that define the composition and customs of the city.

In this free tour of the Medina we will explore its ins and outs of streets and its different neighborhoods , discovering the soul of Tetouan, its history and curiosities.

You will get to know the Medina of Tetuán in all its essence.

What are we going to discover on this free tour?

  • We will start at the Spanish Consulate located in the Muley Mehdi Square, in front of the Nuestra Señora de la Victoria Church to understand the origins of the city , and continue our tour through the alleys that hide the wonderful houses of the ancient Andalusians, called the part of the ancient Tetouan nobility.

  • We will continue our journey to continue entering the captivating intricacy of streets and alleys, visiting hidden and charming corners outside of the tourist area and more focused on knowing how the Tetouaní lives and what their life is like in that wonderful labyrinth of alleys and streets. We will continue towards the artisans' neighborhood (Jarazin), free time stop (15 minutes) , we will continue and enter the Teneria-Tannery from the end of the 15th century where we will see the artisan work with skins and leather, in addition to seeing its captivating bazaars and shops with artisan products. If you want to go shopping, I will show you the local artisans and guide you about the different qualities and prices.

  • From there, continuing to wind through its narrow streets, we will reach the famous Gold Street (Tarrafin), to cross its other door (Bab Ruah) and arrive at the old Jewish quarter (Mellah) .
  • And to finish the tour, we will return through the Ensanche Español, with its Spanish Library, the Cervantes Institute, the Food Market, Nuestra Señora de las Victorias Church and other buildings and constructions, to learn about its history and curiosities of the time.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    HJCG+44M, Av. 10 Mai, Tétouan, Morocco
    HJCG+44M, Av. 10 Mai, Tétouan, Morocco
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    We will meet at the Our Lady of Victories Church in Muley Al Mehdi Square or also called Primo Square

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    Outside visit
    Isaac ben Walid Synagogue
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Feddan Park
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Cinema Spanish
  • 5
    Outside visit
    royal palace
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    Outside visit
    royal palace
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Spanish Expansion of Tetouan

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Nadia 19 May 2024
Playa del Carmen

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Travelled in group - May 2024
La experiencia fue realmente perfecta. Hicimos un recorrido por la Medina y fue muy detallista al contar la historia de cada lugar. Muchísimas gracias Hassan. Lo recomiendo muchísimo.
Nadia 18 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Nos ha encantado la experiencia y repetiríamos sin duda ,muchas gracias a Hassan por ser tan profesional, divertido ,paciente y por enseñarnos tantas cosas !! Un tour muy completo ,lo recomiendo muchísimo !
Eudald 17 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Ha ido muy bien!
Nico 16 May 2024
Sant Carles de la Ràpita

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Que experiencia más chula! Hassan es un enamorado de su ciudad y lo transmite! Nos llevamos como recuerdo la amabilidad de la gente de Tetuán! Súper recomendable
myriam 14 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Muy amable y servicial. Un paseo estupendo
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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