Capital of Northern Morocco, Tetouan city is centrally located in the Mediterranean, near Tangier and the Rif Mountains. Its origins date from the III century BC. Like Rabat, Fes, and Sale, Tetouan is a city "hedrya", which means the center of culture and refinement.
The city contains several monuments: a fort, mosques, fountains and, last but not least, Khalifa old palace which was used as residence by the royal family, during the Protectorate. The palace was built in the eighteenth century but was renovated and restored in 1948 in the spirit of Moorish-Hispanic architecture, two museums, a conservatory, a college of fine arts and an art school are Moroccan settlements that boasts Tetouan. Hassan II Square is located the point where old and modern parts of town are intertwined and constitute the heart of the city.
By Maria Morari
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