Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tétouan, Morocco

Morocco-5, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Tétouan, also spelled Tetuan, sometimes Tettawen or Tettawin, is a city in northern Morocco. It is the only open port of Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea.
The Medina (old city) of Tetouan is inscribed on the World Heritage List of the UNESCO.
The main element of the Medina is formed by the ramparts dating from the late fifteenth century that surround the city. These walls allow the passage through 7 entries that are: Bab El Oqla, Bab Saaida (east), Mqabare Bab and Bab Ejjyafe (northward), Bab Nouader (west), Bab A, Bab Remouz (south). Inside the city, the streets are picturesque and bustling with people. The main neighborhoods, dating from the construction of the city are: Laayoune Essania, Trankat, Rbat Aala, Bled, Rbat ASFAUX and Mellah.


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