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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Medina of Tétouan (Titawin), Morocco

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Medina of Tétouan is a gated fortified city in northern Morocco that has been recognized as a World Heritage Site today. The city, whose name means "the eyes", served as a major port for Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea. It was established in the 3rd century BC, as evident by the discovery of Roman and Phoenician artifacts here.

The Medina of Tétouan dates back to the 14th century, when it was built by the Marinid king Abu Thabit. However most of the architectural influence, which is significantly Andalusian in character, dates to the 15th century, particularly following the Reconquista, when the Spanish ousted the Andalusian Moors. The Moors then sought refuge in Tétouan, and embued the city with their architectural style.


Medina of Tétouan, Morocco
Medina of Tétouan, Morocco
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Today, although Tétouan has one of the smallest medinas in Morocco, it is one of the most complete and best preserved.

The Medina of Tétouan was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee in Naples, Italy, 1 - 6 December, 1997.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N35 34 14.988 W5 22 0.012 in the province of Tétouan, in the North-West Region, Morocco.
Inscription Year: 1997
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV, V

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