Posts Tagged ‘tetouan’

Feeling the horizon, Medina of Tetouan

Feeling the horizon, Medina of Tetouan

View over the new town of Tetouan and the Jewish cemetery – 2011 One of the Medina’s characteristic is a lack of space*. A feeling that is sometimes intensified by the tiny lanes and the lack of visibility. Facing the mountainous region of the Rif, the Medina of Tetouan built on the Djebel Dersa slope, [...]

Lane in the Medina of Tetouan, Morocco

Lane in the Medina of Tetouan, Morocco

Lane and view over the Medina and the Rif mountains, Tetouan

Man back from the bakery, medina of Tetouan, Morocco

Man back from the bakery, medina of Tetouan, Morocco

Man coming back from the bakery. In Morocco, people can go and cook their own bread in their local bakery (or a special local place where people bake bread or cook traditional Moroccan dish in a oven).

Walking through the Medina of Tetouan, Morocco

Walking through the Medina of Tetouan, Morocco

At first, when I looked over Tetouan Medina’s rampart at the bright white building built on the Jebel Dersa slope, I felt like I was in Andalusia. In fact, Tetouan has an important part of its history linked with Spain, when the city become a place of shelter for Granada’s refugees in the 15th century [...]