"Nice City with NO hassel what so ever" Top 5 Page for this destination Tetouan by Doctor38
Tetouan Travel Guide: 108 reviews and 309 photos
Tetouan; what is in the name?
Tet in the Amazigh (Berber) language means Spring. ouan indicates the pleural. so Tetouan means the Springs. It is interesting to know that there is a section in the city that is called Aloyoon which also means the springs in Arabic
Tetouan, Why is it off the beaten path?
It is a shame that a city like Tetouan is being ignored by tourists. The city could easily rival Marrakesh and Fes as a tourist destination. The medina is listed on the UNISCO World Heritage. Tetouan has few things that Marrakesh or Fes will never ever have, like the beaches and the close proximity to Europe.
Why is Tetouan being ignored? There are 2 reasons. The main reason is the grudge that King Hassan II used to hold against Tetoun and the Reef. His hate resulted in total neglect by the Moroccan government to the city and the region. This neglect resulted into lack of any development, high unemployment and increased poverty and suffering. The other reason is Tetouan’s bad reputation of its hustler which is ironically was a result of high unemployment. I am happy to say that both reasons are something from the past.
I certainly disagree with the picture painted about the city on VT and I would like to warn you that these pages are giving you a picture that is totally untrue.
If You skip the city you'll be missing out on a gem that is really in the rough. Visit Tetoun and you'll love it. You'll be amazed to know that I stayed 2 night and 3 days and I was able to do and see a lot. Let us hear about your experince so we can change some of the bad, wrong reviews about the city.
I am planning to go again and I encourage every tourist to take the time to visit Tetouan especially if you are coming from nearby Europe
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