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"Main gate to the medina" Top 5 Page for this destination Tangier Things to Do Tip by matcrazy1

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by matcrazy1

The medina (old Arab town) is surrounded by walls with gates, as usual in North Africa. The main gate from Grand Socco to the medina is tall and too narrow for two-way traffic. It's built in typical Arabic, muslim shape of a keyhole and is modestly decorated. The gate was white in the past, but, like many houses around, it was rather grey or dirty-white when I passed through it to the medina.

It is a very busy place with a lot of natives walking fastly around. There are a lot of street stalls mostly with food (vegetables, fruits) behind the gate.

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  • Updated Jun 29, 2005
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