Friday, February 19, 2016

Tétouan - Morocco

Thanks to Paula now I've cards from all the UNESCO sites in Morocco. Tétouan is a city in the north of the country and its medina was added to the WHS list in 1997. 

Tétouan was of particular importance in the Islamic period, from the 8th century onwards, since it served as the main point of contact between Morocco and Andalusia. After the Reconquest, the town was rebuilt by Andalusian refugees who had been expelled by the Spanish. This is well illustrated by its art and architecture, which reveal clear Andalusian influence. Although one of the smallest of the Moroccan medinas, Tétouan is unquestionably the most complete and it has been largely untouched by subsequent outside influences. - in:

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